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WHO'S WHO 



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SOUTH CAROLINA 



A DICTIONARY OF CONTEMPORARIES 
CONTAINING BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES <f 

EMINENT MEN OF SOUTH CAROLINA * * 



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GEDDINGS HARDY CRAWFORD 



COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA 

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Foreword 



In presenting Who's Who in South Carolina, the author desires 
to thank Alexander S. Salley, State Historical Commissioner, and 
other men who have rendered much valuable information in the 
matter of suggesting men whose names are worthy of perpetuation. 

Here are epitomized the stories of opportunity grandly improved 
by hundreds of men who have helped -to shap-e the conditions of 
today in South Carolina thought and action and who are bearing 
an important share in fashioning the still more grand Tomorrow 
of our State. 

The work of selecting the names and procuring biographical 
material has been prosecuted with the utmost zeal and care; but, 
while the results have been gratifying, it is true that there are 
names that should be included that are absent. In a State as 
large as ours even approximate success in the judicious selection 
of a certain class of distinguished names is a difficult task; and, 
after they are selected, appropriate data in regard to them are not 
always procurable. Therefore, even with the utmost effort, there 
is an unrecorded remnant. 

One of the chief purposes of this book is to place before the 
students of this State the achievements of the successful men of 
this State an the hopes that their examples may create an interest 
and arouse a spirit of emulative homage which cannot fail to prove 
of great practical benefit to the pupil in after life. 

A close examination of the sketches in this volume disclose many 
extraordinary examples of industry which are overlooked in a cur- 
sory reading, .but which, nevertheless, are full of valuable sugges- 
tions for the thoughtful mind. Hundreds of activities are chron- 
icled which might be emulated with profit, not only by the youth 
of the State, but by all classes. 

GEDDINGS H. CRAWFORD. 



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WHO'S WHO IN SOUTH CAROLINA 



Abell, Robert E., surgeon; born at Lowryville, S. C., 
October 12, 1887; son of Joshua L. and Sophie (Erwin) 
Abell ; attended Presbyterian College of S. C., David- 
son College, N. C., University of Maryland, M. D. 
degree ; during World War served as Captain of Med- 
ical Corps U. S. Army; married Alice Hall Glenn, Ches- 
ter, S. C., October 12, 1916; member of Beta Theta Pi 
Fraternity, Nu Sigma Nu Fraternity, Theta Nu Epsilon 
Fraternity, Masons, Shriners; home, Chester, S. C. 

Abney, Benjamin Livingston, lawyer; born in Edge- 
field District (now County), February 25, 1859; edu- 
cated at Newberry College, University of Virginia; 
admitted to the bar in December, 1880, and began prac- 
tice at Edgefield; practiced there one year and in 1882 
moved to Columbia ; member House of Representatives 
six years from Richland County. Address, Columbia, 
S. C. 

Abney, John Pope, banker, cotton mill official ; born in 
what is now Saluda County (then a part of Edgefield 
County), January 5, 1885; son of J. R. and Nannie 
(Clark) Abney; educated in local schools, Wofford 
College three years; messenger boy for Bank of Green- 
wood two years; identified with Farmers' and Mer- 
chants' Bank, Greenwood, S. C., 1905-16, serving suc- 
cessively as bookkeeper, assistant cashier, cashier, and 
president; resigned 1916 and has since been cashier of 
Bank of Greenwood, Greenwood, S. C. ; president Gren- 
del and Ninety-Six Cotton Mills, People's Bank, McCor- 
mick, S. C.; vice-president Greenwood Cotton Mills; 
director in Farmers' and Merchants' Bank, Greenwood, 
S. C., and Cambridge Bank, Ninety-Six; largely inter- 
ested in wholesale business in this part of State ; mar- 
ried Susie Matthews, of Greenwood County, June 24, 
1913. Address, Greenwood, S. C. 

Adger, John Bailey, mechanical engineer; born at 
Charleston, S. C., April 19, 1858; son of Joseph Ellison 
and Susan Cox (Johnson) Adger; attended Charleston 
City Schools, Kenmore School in Virginia, University 

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of Virginia, graduate of with degree of M. A., 1880; 
taught Preparatory Department of the University of 
Louisiana one year and then graduated with the degree 
of Mechanical Engineer from Stevens Institute of Tech- 
nology, Hoboken, N. J. ; assistant treasurer of Charles- 
ton Iron Works for eighteen months after graduation, 
then entered business with James Adger & Co., a steam- 
ship company, in 1904 organized the Belton Hydro- 
Electric Power Co., now president and treasurer of this 
corporation, president of the Charleston Y. M. C. A., 
1885-1905; married Jane A. E. Warren, Charleston, 
S. C., 1887. Address, Belton, S. C. 

Alexander, Milton O., mill superintendent and tex- 
tile manufacturer; born in Cabarrus County, N. C.; son 
of L. H. and Martha (McClellan) Alexander; educated 
at Rocky River Academy; began career as textile man- 
ufacturer as operative in mill of Odell Manufacturing 
Co., Concord, N. C. ; later worked in Union Cotton Mills 
of Lafayette, Ga., and from there went to Union Cotton 
Mills of Union; later went to Seneca; became superin- 
tendent of Woodside Mill, Greenville, in 1902, and has 
served as such ever since; member Southern Textile 
Assn. Presbyterian. Married May Park, Lafayette, 
Ga. Address, Greenville, S. C. 

Anderson, John G., automobile manufacturer; born 
at Lawsonville, N. C., November 27, 1861; son of Wil- 
liam H. and Elizabeth Anderson; attended common 
schools; established Rock Hill Buggy Co., 1886, man- 
aging it until 1917, when the Anderson motor Co. was 
established in its place, now manager of latter concern ; 
served on various boards of directors and committees; 
married Alice L. Holler, Rock Hill, S. C., December 23, 
1884; member of Rotary Club. Home, Rock Hill, S. C. 

Ansel, Martin Frederick, lawyer; born at Charleston, 
S. C., December 12, 1850; son of John J. and Frederika 
(Bowers) Ansel; attended common schools, Walhalla, 
S. C., studied law under Maj. James H. Whitner, and 
admitted to bar in 1870; member S. C. House of Rep- 
resentatives, 1882-88, solicitor 8th Judicial District, 
S. C., 1888-1901, candidate for governor 1902, governor 
of S. C., 1907-09, 1909-11, elected Judge of Greenville 
County Court, 1920; married Ophelia A. Speight, 
February 21, 1878 (died December 25, 1895), then 
married Mrs. Addie R. Harris, Pickens, S. C., August 
23, 1898. Address, Greenville, S. C. 



Armstrong, James, harbor master, Charleston, S. C. ; 
born at Philadelphia, Penn., 1842; son of James and 
Margaret (O'Rourke) Armstrong; attended schools in 
Charleston, S. C., and two years in Europe ; served in 
Confederate Army as a non-commissioned officer in the 
First Regiment of S. C. Rifles, State troops, as a second 
lieutenant in the First Regiment (Gregg's) S. C. Volun- 
teers, later as captain in the same regiment in McGow- 
an's Brigade, also served as a member of Governor 
Hampton's staff; appointed harbor master of Charles- 
ton, S. C., 1871 ; has been for many years the commer- 
cial and financial editor of the Charleston News and 
Courier. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Arnold, Henry Harding, farmer ; born near Woodruff, 
S. C., December 5, 1851; son of Thomas and Martha 
D. (Harding) Arnold; attended "Old Field" schools, 
entered Reidville Male Academy at age of 18, attend- 
ing that school for three years; magistrate for two 
years, member of S. C. House of Representatives for 
ten years, member of Board of Directors of State Pen- 
itentiary for two years, public school trustee for eigh- 
teen years, now State Railroad Commissioner, having 
been elected in November, 1918; during World War 
served as chairman Exemption Board No. 1, Spartan- 
burg County; married Mary J. Westmoreland, Wood- 
ruff, S. C., December 20, 1877; member of A. F. M. 
Home, Woodruff, S. C. 

Arrington, John White, manufacturer; born at War- 
renton, N. C., February 28, 1866; son of Samuel P. 
and Hannah B. Arrington; attended McCabe's Univer- 
sity School, Petersburg, Va.; president Union Bleach- 
ery, Chamber of Commerce, Poinsett Club, Kiwanis 
Club; took part in Liberty Loan and other campaigns 
during World War; married Mary Carter Sublett, 
Richmond, Va., April 9, 1889; member of Poinsett, 
Kiwanis, Country Clubs, Greenville, S. C., Arkwright 
and New York Clubs of New York City. Home, Green- 
ville, S. C. 

Atkinson, John Buford, lawyer; born at Chester, 
S. C., January 13, 1872; son of E. T. and Eliza (Alex- 
ander) Atkinson; attended Chester High School, Fur- 
man University, graduate of, South Carolina College 
(law school), graduate of with degree of LL.B., 1897; 
principal Central Graded School, Anderson, S. C., 1896- 
97, Ridge Springs High School, two years, Allendale 

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High School two years, practiced law in Barnwell 
Courts in partnership with Judge Izlar, 1903, in part- 
nership with Judge T. S. Sease from 1905 until the 
latter was made judge of the Seventh Circuit, at pres- 
ent in partnership with S. T. McCravy as McCravy & 
Atkinson, since 1907, local attorney for Southern Rail- 
way in Spartanburg, U. S. commissioner, 1906-16; 
member of S. C. House of Representatives, 1916-1920, 
and elected in 1920 for a term of two years, was elected 
Speaker of the House in January, 1921, upon the eleva- 
tion of Speaker Cothran to the Supreme Court bench; 
while in the House a member of Judiciary and Rules 
Committees, secured passage of bill providing a budget 
system of State finances and for establishment of a 
"Greater" Citadel, also a leader in the compulsory 
education movement; delegate to State Democratic 
convention, Columbia, May, 1919; during World War 
speaker for Spartanburg County Council of Defense, 
"four minute" man in all Liberty Loan campaigns; 
married Corinne Searson, Allendale, S. C. ; member of 
Baptist church, deacon of. Address, Spartanburg, 
S. C. 

Aycock, William Thomas, lawyer ; born at Rocking- 
ham, N. C., February 24, 1868; son of James Henry 
and Henrietta Leonora (Brogdon) Aycock; attended 
schools at Rockingham, N. C., and Wedgefield, S. C., 
Bingham Military School, Mebane, N. C., four years, 
graduate of South Carolina College with degree of 
A. B., 1889, graduate of Columbia University, New 
York City, with degree of LL.B., 1896; has been prac- 
ticing law in Columbia, S. C., since 1900 in partnership 
with Francis H. Weston ; in 1920 was elected to a vacant 
chair in the law school of the University of South Caro- 
lina ; solocitor and director of the Palmetto National 
Bank, Columbia, member of the Board of Trustees of 
the Columbia City schools, director of the Columbia 
Chamber of Commerce, 1918, member of the firm James 
Aycock & Sons, planters and merchants, Wedgefield, 
S. C.; chairman of the Richland County Democratic 
Committee, member of S. C. House of Representatives, 
1904, sat at Columbia as a special circuit judge, 1911; 
married Mary MacDonald Stewart, Columbia, S. ., 
February 26, 1906; member of Phi Delta Theta Fra- 
ternity, Masons, K. of P. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Babb, Robert Edgar, lawyer; born in Laurens Coun- 
ty, S. C., November 11, 1872; son of Messer and Laura 

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J. (Hellams) Babb ; graduate of the Citadel, 1894, 
studied law in the office of W. R. Richey, Laurens, S. C., 
admitted to the bar, 1898; was a member of the law 
firm of Irby, Cooper & Babb, later Irby & Babb, until 
1900, when he went into partnership with W. B. Knight, 
since 1904 a member of the firm Simpson, Cooper & 
Babb ; for fifteen years a member of the Laurens County 
Board of Education; married Dome Adams, Hampton, 
Ga., 1903; member of Masons, Shriners, Methodist 
church. Home, Laurens, S. C. 

Babcock, James Woods, alienist; born at Chester, 
S. C., August 11, 1856; son of Sidney E. and Margaret 
(Woods) Babcock; A. B., Harvard, 1882, M. D., 1886; 
LL. D., S. C. College 1905; assistant physician McLean 
Hospital, Somerville, Mass., 1885-91; physician and 
superintendent State Hospital for the Insane, Columbia, 
S. C., 1891-1914. One of first physicians in the South 
to recognize pellagra (Dec. 1907) ; president National 
Assn. for Study of Pellagra, 1909-12, and secretary 
1912 ; Chairman S. C. State Hospital Commissions 
1910-13; member Columbia Board of Health, 1898- 
1901; chairman Columbia Sewerage Commission, 1901- 
03 ; Columbia Commission on Water and Waterworks 
1903-07; professor psychiatry Medical College S. C. 
1915- ; member legislative committee to erect monu- 
ment to Gen. Thomas Sumter of the American Revolu- 
tion; director National Loan and Exchange Bank of 
Columbia; member S. C. Medical Assn., member Amer- 
ican Medico-Psycological Assn., American Medical 
Assn., S. C. Historical Society; married Katherine 
Guion of Lincolnton, N. C., August 17, 1892; has pub- 
lished monographs on insanity, Tuberculosis Among 
the Insane; also articles on pellagra, and in 1910, with 
C. H. Lavinder, M. D., of the U. S. Public Health Ser- 
vice, the first treatise on pellagra in the English lan- 
guage. Address, Waverley Sanitarium, Columbia, 
S. C. 

Bacot, Thomas Wright, lawyer; born at Charleston, 
S. C., April 14, 1849 ; son of Robert Dewar and Julia 
Amanda (Huger) Bacot; attended private and public 
schools in Charleston and Society Hill, S. C., College of 
Charleston; A. B. degree from College of Charleston, 
1870; studied law with McCrady & Son, admitted to 
bar 1871; started practice as a member of the firm of 
Walker & Bacot, later becoming a member of McCrady 
Sons & Bacot, admitted to the U. S. Supreme Court, 

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March 11, 1889; recognized authority in railroad, cor- 
poration, real estate law and equity; member of S. C. 
House of Representatives, 1892-1902, last four years 
of this service chairman of the Judiciary Committee of 
the House, for a time first assistant United States attor- 
ney for the District of S. C. at Charleston, trustee of 
the University of S. C., lay deputy from the Diocese of 
S. C. to the Triennial General Convention of the Protes- 
tant Episcopal Church, Boston, 1904, and has been such 
a deputy ever since; married Louisa DeBerniere Mc- 
Crady, Charleston, S. C., April 18, 1877; member of 
and president of St. George's Society of Charleston, the 
Huguenot Society of S. C., Commercial Club of Charles- 
ton, South Carolina Society. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Badham, Vernon Cosby, business man; born at Eden- 
ton, N. C., November 19, 1856; son of Henry Alexander 
and Cornelia (Cosby) Badham; attended schools and 
studied law in North Carolina; president and owner 
of the Dorchester Lumber Co., Badham, S. C. ; a dele- 
gate to the Democratic National Convention, St. Louis, 
1916, and again to the convention at San Francisco, 
1920; married Leila Johnston, Eufaula, Alabama, 1909. 
Home, Badham, S. C. 

Baker, Archibald E., physician, surgeon; born at 
Maxton, N. C., August 29, 1862 ; son of Angus and 
Harriet (McEachern) Baker; graduate of Davidson 
College, N. C., 1883, graduate of the S. C. Medical Col- 
lege, 1889, took a post-graduate course at the New 
York Polyclinic, 1892 ; a former president of the 
Charleston Medical Society, of the Tri-State Medical 
Assn., is chairman of the Board of Counsellors of the 
S. C. Medical Assn., clinical professor of gynecology 
and abdominal surgery in the S. C. Medical College, a 
member of the staff of visiting surgeons at the Roper 
Hospital, Charleston, S. C.; married Adele Jennings, 
Bennettsville, S. C., 1894; member of Masons. Home, 
Charleston, S. C. 

Baker, D. Gordon, lawyer; born in Marion County, 
February 17, 1884; son of William W. and Sara (Gor- 
don) Baker; attended Marion Graded Schools, entered 
University of S. C. in 1903, finishing law course in 1905 
and began practice of law in 1905 at Florence, S. C.; 
elected to State Senate in 1918 and now serving in 
that capacity, serving on Judiciary and Banking and 
Insurance Committees; married Julia Badger, Dillon, 



S. C., April 25, 1906; member of Masons. Home, Flor- 
ence, S. C. 

Baker, James Marion, Deputy Commissioner of In- 
ternal Revenue; born in Abbeville District (now Coun- 
ty), August 18, 1861; son of Theophilus and Mancle- 
line (Latimer) Baker; educated in public schools and 
Wofford College, student of law in New York City dur- 
ing 1885; business interests kept him at home from 
1888 to 1892; appointed assistant librarian of the 
U. S. Senate in 1893 ; elected Secretary of the Senate 
in 1913 and served until 1919; appointed Deputy Com- 
missioner of Internal Revenue, July 19, 1919; member 
of the University and Washington Country Clubs; mar- 
ried Mary Adams of Augusta, Ga., in 1888. Address, 
Washington, D. C. 

Baker, Leonard Theodore, educator; born Charles- 
ton, S. C., January 28, 1868; son of Edward and Max- 
ine (Blanchard) Baker; educated at Vanderbilt Uni- 
versity, 1885-86; A. B., College of Charleston, S. C., 
1888, A. M., 1893; teacher in high schools 1889-98; 
superintendent schools 1898-1906; professor of history 
and administration of education since 1906, dean since 
1914, University of S. C.; member National Education 
Association, S. C. Teachers' Ass'n (pres. 1908-09), 
Ass'n. Colleges of S. C. (secretary), Chi Phi, lecturer 
on education before summer schools for teachers; mar- 
ried Ellen Deas Lang, Camden, S. C., Dec. 22, 1907 ; 
Episcopalian. Home, 831 Sumter St., Columbia, S. C. 

Ball, William Watts, editor; born near Laurens, Lau- 
rens County, S. C., Dec. 9, 1868; son of Beaufort Watts 
and Eliza (Watts) Ball; A. B., S. C. College (now Univ. 
of S. C.), 1887; post-graduate work at same institution, 
1888-89, LL. D., 1919; student Law School University 
of Virginia, summer 1890; admitted to S. C. bar 1890; 
editor and publisher Laurens Advertiser, 1890-93; 
editor Columbia (S. C.) Journal, 1894, Charleston 
Evening Post, 1895-97, Greenville (S. C.) Daily News, 
1897; reporter Philadelphia Press, 1898; city editor 
Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida, 1900-02; assistant 
editor Charleston News and Courier, 1904-09; manag- 
ing editor The State, Columbia, S. C., 1909-13, editor 
since 1913; director Palmetto National Bank, Colum- 
bia, S. C., delegate "Gold" Democratic National Con- 
vention that nominated John M. Palmer for president 
of U. S., 1896; widely known as political editorial 



writer; member Alumni Ass'n., University of S. C., Phi 
Delta Theta, Mason, Episcopalian, Kosmos Club. Mar- 
ried Fay White, Charleston, S. C., April 21, 1897. 
Home, 1720 Pendleton St., Columbia, S. C. Office, The 
State, Columbia, S. C. 

Banks, William, public official; born at Fort Mill, S. 
C., July 12, 1877 ; son of A. R. Banks ; attended Fort Mill 
Academy, Davidson College, graduate of, 1897; asso- 
ciate editor of the Rock Hill (S. C.) Herald, 1896-97, 
editor of the Columbia Register, 1897-98, reporter, city 
editor and news editor of The State, for a time, editor 
of the Anderson Daily Mail and the Anderson Daily 
Intelligencer, editor of the Columbia Record, 1915-17, 
served as vice-president and two terms as president of 
the S. C. Press Ass'n., is a trustee of the State College 
at Orangeburg, chairman of the S. C. Public Service 
Commission ; served as a private in the First S. C. Regi- 
ment of Infantry during the Spanish- American War, 
during World War chairman of the Reclamation Com- 
mittee of the State Council of Defense, a member of 
the Committee of Nine, State publicity director for 
Liberty Loan campaigns, served with the rank of lieu- 
tenant colonel on the staffs of Governors Heyward and 
Ansel; married Louise Vance, Laurens, S. C.; member 
of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Columbia Rotary Club, 
Columbia, Ridgewood, and Forum Clubs, a York and 
Scottish Rite Mason, Odd Fellow. Address, Columbia, 
S. C. 

Barber, William Alexander, lawyer; born in Chester 
County, Sept. 10, 1869; son of Captain Osmond and 
Mary (Westbrook) Barber; educated at King's Moun- 
tain High School (N. C.) ; A. B., LL.B., University of 
S. C., 1889, LL. D., University of S. C., 1901; admitted 
to the bar in 1889 and began practice in 1890; appoint- 
ed Assistant Attorney General of S. C. in 1893 ; elected 
Attorney General of S. C. 1894; re-elected in 1896 and 
served until 1899, when he removed to New York City; 
in New York formed partnership with Henry D. Hotch- 
kiss; organized the present firm of Barber, Watson & 
Gibboney, New York; was president of Carolina and 
Northwestern Railroad ; now a director in several finan- 
cial and business corporations; member Masonic order; 
member N. Y. Southern Society, Metropolitan, Law- 
yers', New York, Bankers' Sleepy Hollow, Country, 
Englewood Country Clubs, New York; married Belle 
Hardin, Chester, S. C., 1892. Address, New York City. 

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Barnwell, Joseph W., lawyer; born at Charleston, 
S. C., October 31, 1846; son of William Hazzard and 
Catherine Osborn Barnwell; attended private schools 
in Charleston, Beaufort College, private schools in 
Columbia, The Citadel, South Carolina College (Univ. 
of S. C.), University of Goettingen, Germany; graduate 
in six departments at University of S. C. ; member S. C. 
House of Representatives, 1874-76; chief of staff to 
Governor Johnson Hagood, 1880-82, Senator, Charles- 
ton County, 1894-96, and 1898-1902; served on Earth- 
quake Relief Committee, Charleston, S. C., 1886, Cy- 
clone Relief Committee, 1893; author of articles in S. C. 
Historical and Geneological Magazine ; served in Civil 
War as Citadel cadet, wounded at battle of Tullifinny, 
December 7, 1864 ; married Harriott K. Cheves, Charles- 
ton, S. C., January 23, 1883; president Charleston Club, 
S. C. Historical Society, vice-president Charleston Lite- 
rary Society, president St. Cecilia Society. Home, 
Charleston, S. C. 

Barnwell, William, banker; born at Fort Motte, S. C., 
March 7, 1862 ; son of Charles Heyward and Charlotte 
(Thompson) Barnwell; educated at home; began as 
bookkeeper for a mercantile establishment; ten years 
later became teller in Loan and Exchange Bank of 
Columbia; began to take interest in real estate and 
insurance; in 1901 organized and was made cashier 
of State Bank of Columbia; since 1909 has been presi- 
dent of same institution, which in 1913 became a 
national bank. President Palmetto Ice Co.; member 
of Ridgewood, Columbia and Columbia Kiwanis Clubs; 
Episcopalian; married Mary Utley of Rome, N. Y., in 
1886 (died in 1916) ; married next Mamie Taylor, Sept., 
1917. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Barringer, William Rufus, lawyer, business man ; 
born at Cheraw, S. C., March 4, 1866; son of William 
Rufus and Fannie Isabelle (Laurence) Barringer; edu- 
cated in public schools and at business college, studied 
law at intervals and was admitted to bar 1889. Al- 
though a lawyer by profession, he is primarily a busi- 
ness man, being interested in a number of business 
enterprises as the Pee Dee Brick and Tile Co., Florence 
Gas Co., Florence Daily Times; is president Palmetto 
Bank and Trust Co. of Florence, a director in other 
banks there ; president E. M. Matthews Wholesale Drug 
Co., Florence Hotel Co., etc.; trustee S. C. Industrial 

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School, Florence, S. C., chairman city schools; married 
Mary Mclver Scott, Feb. 10, 1892. Address, Flor- 
ence S. C. 

Ban-on, Charles Henry, attorney; born at Columbia, 
S. C., September 16, 1880; son of Jacob T. and Floride 
Calhoun (Rion) Barron; attended Columbia City 
schools, University of S. C., graduate of in law, 1901; 
admitted to bar, starting practice of law in offices of 
Barron, Barron & Ray, becoming leading member of 
firm after father's death in 1910, appointed Assistant 
Attorney General to fill unexpired term, 1906, organ- 
ized Carolina Bond and Mortgage Co. and now presi- 
dent of same, attorney for American Export and Import 
Corporation, Liberty National Bank, Division Counsel 
for Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, counsel for American 
Railway Express Co., counsel for Pullman Co.; during 
World War State chairman for Victory Liberty Loan 
campaign; married Eliza Singleton, Columbia, S. C., 
April 23, 1907; member of Masons, Shriners. Home, 
Columbia, S. C. 

Bates, William Tertius Capers, physician; born at 
McCantsville, S. C., July 16, 1848; son of Dr. Rezin W. 
and Elizabeth (Evans) Bates; educated at Pine Grove 
Academy; M. D., South Carolina College (Univ. of S. 
C.), 1868; student Bellevue Hospital, N. Y., 1868-69; 
began medical practice in 1869 at St. Matthews; went 
to Columbia in 1881 and made a specialty of diseases 
of the mind and nervous system ; retired from practice 
in 1886, because of bad health, and removed to St. 
Matthews in same year; State Treasurer 1890-97 ; while 
at St. Matthews became president of Bank of St. Mat- 
thews; removed to Columbia in 1916; served as a trus- 
tee of the University of S. C. for many years until resig- 
nation in 1919; member of K. of P., Chi Psi, Methodist 
church; married Mary B. Wannamaker, Dec. 23, 1872 
(died) ; married next Lillian Dally. Address, Colum- 
bia, S. C. 

Beamguard, James Emmit, State Senator ; born April 
9, 1869, in York County, S. C.; son of Capt. J. W. and 
Mona (Stevenson) Beamguard; educated in public 
schools; clerk of Senate Finance Committee, 1894-1900; 
elected to S. C. House of Representatives 1900 and 
served continuously until 1908, and from 1910 to 1912 
and from 1912 to 1920 was State Senator from York 
County; since 1916 has been secretary, treasurer and 

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manager of Clover Cotton Oil Mill and Ginning Com- 
pany; married Mittie Dorset, of York County, April 2, 
1895; Mason, Woodman of World and Junior Order of 
United American Mechanics; Presbyterian. Address, 
Clover, S. C. 

Beattie, Fountain Fox, banker; born at Greenville, 
S. C., July 29, 1878; son of John Edgeworth and Mary 
Mays Beattie ; attended Furman University, University 
of Michigan, Columbia University of Washington, D. 
C. (now George Washington University) ; LL. B., de- 
gree from Columbian University; admitted to bar of 
S. C. in 1901, practiced law in Greenville, S. C., for a 
number of years; member S. C. House of Representa- 
tives, 1906-08, served on House Judiciary Committee; 
during World War chairman Greenville County Second 
Liberty Loan campaign, chairman Greenville Chapter 
American Red Cross, Greenville County Food Admin- 
istrator; married Janell Arnold, Greenwood, S. C., 
November 12, 1912; member of Kiwanis Club, Poinsett 
Club, Sans Souci Country Club. Home, Greenville, 
S. C. 

Beatty, Frank Edmund, naval officer; born Azatlan, 
Wisconsin, November 26, 1853; son of Edmund and 
Annette (Brayton) Beatty; graduated from U. S. Naval 
Academy, 1875 ; promoted through the various grades 
to rank of captain July 1, 1908; rear admiral, April 27, 
1912; served on various ships; commanded battleship 
Wisconsin on tour of world, 1908; commandant navy 
yard, Washington, and superintendent naval gun fac- 
tory, 1910-13; commander first division, Atlantic Fleet, 
on U. S. S. Florida, 1914; appointed commander navy 
yard, Norfolk, Va., Jan., 1915; temporarily detached 
to take command of the "Red" enemy forces in a strate- 
gic Navy Department problem; was successful in pro- 
ject; retired November 26, 1915; ordered to active duty 
1917, and assigned as commandant 6th Naval District, 
Charleston, S. C. ; married Anne Mum of Virginia, April 
29, 1891. Home, 18 Water St., Charleston, S. C. 

Beckwith, Samuel Gary, rector; son of Thomas Stan- 
ley and Emma (Gary) Beckwith; attended McCabe's 
University School, Davis Military School, University of 
the South, Sewanee, Tenn.; B. A. and M. A. degrees 
from University of the South ; rector of St. Philip's 
Parish, Charleston, S. C., since April 1, 1906; member 
Standing Committee, Diocese of S. C., Charleston Muni- 

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cipal Playground Commission, chaplain Washington 
Light Infantry, trustee of St. Mary's School, Raleigh, 
N. C.; local community service during World War; 
married Videau Marion Legare, Aiken, S. C., Decem- 
ber 11, 1900; member of Masons, 32nd degree, K. C. 
C. H., A. A. S. R., Shriners, S. A. E. Fraternity, S. C. 
Society, Charleston Country Club. Home, 92 Church 
St., Charleston, S. C. 

Belser, Richard Baker, attorney ; born at Summerton, 
S. C., March 14, 1879 ; son of Ritchie Hugh and Guil- 
elma Maria Baker; attended Summerton (S. C.) High 
School, University of S. C. ; A. B. degree from Univ. of 
S. C., 1900, and LL. B., 1904; president Sumter Cham- 
ber of Commerce (two terms), member S. C. House of 
Representatives, 1910-12, 1915-20, and re-elected in 
1920; during World War U. S. Govt. Appeal Agent, 
City Fuel Administrator; married Mabel Lee Field, 
Selma, Ala.; member of P. K. A. Fraternity. Home, 
118 Church St., Sumter, S. C. 

Belser, William Gordon, lawyer ; born near Summer- 
ton, S. C., October 8, 1875; son of Ritchie Hugh and 
Gulielma Maria (Baker) Belser; educated in Summer- 
ton High School; A. B., S. C. College (now Univ. of S. 
C.), 1895, LL. B., 1900, Johns-Hopkins Univ.; admitted 
to bar and formed partnership with William D. Melton, 
Columbia, Sj C., with whom he has since been prac- 
ticing; since entering upon his professional career has 
become interested in real estate and now is president 
of North Columbia Land Co. ; treasurer Argus Invest- 
ment Co. ; secretary Exchange Investment Co. ; director 
Homestead Building and Loan Ass'n and Acme Build- 
ing and Loan Ass'n ; married Elizabeth Wilson, Novem- 
ber 17, 1909 (died); married next Miss Cummings; 
member Phi Kappa Alpa Fraternity; Episcopalian. 
Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Benet, Christie, Democrat, of Columbia, S. C. ; born 
December 26, 1879, at Abbeville, S. C.; son of William 
Christie Benet, a native of Scotland, and of Susan Mc- 
Gowan of Abbeville, S. C. ; educated at schools in Abbe- 
ville, College of Charleston, University of South Caro- 
lina, and University of Virginia; lawyer, being senior 
member of firm of Benet, Shand & McGowan; twice 
secretary of the State Democratic executive committee 
for South Carolina; member several State Democratic 
Conventions; vice-president and member executive com- 

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mittee State Council of Defense South Carolina; has 
been Solicitor of Fifth Judicial Circuit; city attorney 
for city of Columbia; United States Senator from South 
Carolina, succeeding the late Hon. B. R. Tillman, and 
having taken his seat in the Senate on July 8, 1918; 
married Alice Van Y. Haskell of Columbia, S. C., on the 
17th day of October, 1906. 

Berry, Joseph Andrew, lawyer; born at Branchville, 
S. C., June 1, 1876; son of James Brewton and Sallie 
(Street) Berry; attended local schools, studied law in 
the offices of Glaze & Herbert, Orangeburg, S. C., 
admitted to the bar in May, 1898; member of the law 
firm Wolfe & Berry; first vice president of the State 
Bar Ass'n ; served as secretary and treasurer of the 
Orangeburg County Democratic Executive Committee, 
1904-18, has been the member of the State Democratic 
Executive Committe for Orangeburg County since 1914, 
a member of the S. C. House of Representatives, 1914- 
20; chosen Speaker pro tempore in 1917 and 1919, 
chairman of the Judiciary Committee and the Commit- 
tee on Rules, a member of the State Canal Commission, 
also a member of the special committee of the Legisla- 
ture appointed to revise the tax laws of the State, has 
been a consistent arguer for a State budget law, the 
institution and retention of the State Tax Commission, 
and the building of a larger Citadel ; served in Spanish- 
American War as first sergeant of Co. K, Second S. C. 
Infantry, during World War chairman of the War Sav- 
ings Stamp campaign; married Frances Pike, Orange- 
burg, S. C., October 10, 1900; member of Masons, K. 
of P., Elks. Home, Orangeburg, S. C. 

Bethea, Hon. Preston Lang, farmer and planter; born 
in Marion (now Dillon) County, April 10, 1870; son 
of Dr. J. F. Bethea; educated Wofford College, Univ. 
of Nashville; taught school three years then began 
career as farmer and planter devoted to cultivation of 
cotton, corn and tobacco ; first representative to S. C. 
Legislature from Dillon County (formed 1911), 1911- 
13; elected 1918 to S. C. Senate; member State peni- 
tentiary board ; married Josie Wetherly, daughter of 
C. M. and Mary McLeod Wetherly, in 1894; Mason, 
K. of P., W. O. W. Address, Dillon, S. C. 

Black, Edgar Otho, banker; born at Cartersville, Ga., 
December 3, 1872 ; son of Alexander C. and Ellen Smith 
Black; attended common schools, Cherokee Springs, 

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S. C.; moved to Columbia, S. C., in 1890, taking posi- 
tion as jeweler with P. H. Lachicotte & Co., working 
with this firm ten years, entered real estate and home- 
building business under firm name of Black-Coulter 
Co., assisted in organization of Equitable and Standard 
Building and Loan Associations, now serving as presi- 
dent of these organizations; entered banking business 
in 1916, being elected vice-president and cashier of 
Commercial Bank; upon consolidation of this bank 
with the Bank of Columbia, S. C., elected active vice- 
president of latter bank and now serving in that capac- 
ity; married Louise Shirer, Sumter, S. C., in 1918, after 
the death of first wife, Hattie Medberry, Elkhorn, Wis., 
in 1915 ; member of I. O. O. F. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Black, James Benjamin, physician; born in Colleton 
County, S. C. ; son of Robert and Elizabeth Black ; at- 
tended Colleton (S. C.) High School, University of 
Maryland, Baltimore, Md.; M. D. degree from Univer- 
sity of Md. ; member of S. C. House of Representatives 
eight years, State Senator, 1904-1920, and in 1920 
elected for four years more ; chairman Democratic Club, 
mayor of Bamberg, captain of militia company, 1876; 
married S. Hattie Ayers, Barnwell County, S. C., August 
1, 1872; member of Masons, K. of P., I. O. O. F., Past 
Master W. O. W. Home, Bamberg, S. C. 

Blackwood, Ibra Charles, lawyer ; born at Blackwood 
Postoffice, Spartanburg County, November 21, 1878; 
son of Charles and Louvina Burns Blackwood; attended 
county schools, Furman University, Wofford College, 
in class of 1898, studied law in private offices, admitted 
to bar, 1902, beginning practice in same year; elected 
to Legislature, 1902, serving two terms, member of Ju- 
diciary Committee; elected Solicitor, 1916, re-elected 
1920; active in all war work campaigns and enter- 
prises during World War; married Margaret Hodges, 
Knoxville, Tenn., 1915; Grand Master Spartan Lodge, 
Senior Grand Deacon of Grand Lodge of S. C., member 
of Moose, W. O. W., Past Eminent, Spartan Command- 
ery No. 3. Home, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Blease, Coleman Livingston, governor ; born in New- 
berry County, S. C., Oct. 8, 1868; son of Henry Horatio 
and Mary A. (Livingston) Blease ; educated Newberry 
(S. C.) College; LL. B., Georgetown University, Wash- 
ington, 1889; admitted to bar 1889, and began practice 
at Newberry, S. C., as senior member firm of Blease & 

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Dominick; was Democratic presidential elector, 1896, 
1900; city attorney, Newberry, 1901-02; member S. C. 
Senate, 1904-08 (president pro tern, 1907-08) ; mayor 
of Newberry, 1910; Governor of S. C., terms 1911-13, 
1913-15 (resigned Jan., 1915, and resumed practice in 
Columbia, S. C.) ; married Lillie B. Summers, Ander- 
son County, S. C., Feb., 1890; Past Grand Master and 
Past Grand Representative I. O. O. F. ; Past Great 
Sachem, Past Grand Representative, Improved Order 
Red Men; now chairman committee Great Council of 
U. S. ; Past Chancelor Commander, K. of P. ; Elk; mem- 
ber W. O. W.; Methodist. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Blease, Eugene Satterwhite, lawyer; born at New- 
berry, S. C., January 20, 1877; son of Henry H. and 
Elizabeth (Satterwhite) Blease; attended public 
schools, Newberry Academy, Newberry College, grad- 
uate of, 1895; taught school and studied law at the 
same time and admitted to the bar in 1899; now has 
offices at Saluda and Newberry; served in S. C. House 
of Representatives, 1901-02, S. C. Senate, 1904-06; city 
attorney of Newberry for four years, elected mayor of 
Newberry in December, 1919; married Urbana Neel, 
Newbery County, S. C. Address, Newberry, S. C. 

Blitch, Norman Horace, planter; born at Elabelle, 
Ga., January 15, 1865; son of Henry J. and Lavinia 
(English) Blitch; attended common schools; one of 
officials of the Standard Truck Package Co., president 
of the Combahee Fertilizer Co.; married Emily A. Com- 
mins, Charleston, S. C., November 22, 1887; member of 
Charleston Commercial and Country Clubs, Catholic 
Church. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Blue, Victor, naval officer; born Richmond County, 
N. C., Dec. 6, 1865; son of John G. and Annie M. 
(Evans) Blue; appointed from S. C. and graduated 
from U. S. Naval Academy, 1887; promoted assistant 
engineer, July 1, 1889; transferred to line as ensign, 
Dec. 12, 1892; lieutenant, junior grade, Dec. 5, 1897; 
lieutenant, 1899; lieutenant-commander, 1905; com- 
mander, 1909; captain, 1914; served in Vuinnebang, 
1877-79; Pensacola, 1889-91; duty Union Iron Works, 
San Francisco, 1891-92; served in Charleston, 1892; 
navy yard, Norfolk, 1892-93; Alliance, 1893-94; 
Charleston, 1894; Thetis, 1894-95; Bennington, 1895- 
96; Naval Academy, 1896-98; was advanced five num- 
bers in rank for extraordinary heroism during Spanish- 

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American War; commanded Alvarado, 1898-99; Mas- 
sachusetts, 1899-1900; staff squadron commander, 
Asiatic Station, 1900-01 ; inspector equipment, Cramp's 
shipyard, 1901-02 ; aide to Rear Admiral Cooper, June- 
December, 1903; aide to squadron commander Asiatic 
fleet, 1903-04; aide to commancler-in-chief Asiatic fleet, 
March-June, 1904; served in Bennington, 1904-05; 
Bureau of Ordnance, 1905; inspector of ordnance, New- 
port News, Va., 1905-07; executive officer North Caro- 
lina, 1909; commanded Yorktown, Pacific Station, 
1910; chief of staff, Pacific Fleet, 1910-11; duty Gen- 
eral Board, Navy Department, May 25, 1911; Chief 
Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department, with rank of 
Rear Admiral, March 26, 1913, to August 10, 1916; 
commanded Battleship Texas, operating with British 
Grand Fleet under Admiral Beatty in North Sea, 1917- 
18; took part in receiving surrender of German fleet 
November 21, 1918; reappointed Chief Bureau of Navi- 
gation, December 16, 1918, with rank of rear admiral; 
promoted rear admiral (regular) April 1, 1919, on 
account of physical disability incurred in line of duty. 
Married Eleanor Foote Stuart, of Morriston, N. J., Octo- 
ber 17, 1899. Home, Marion, S. C. 

Blythe, Edgeworth M., lawyer; born at Greenville, 
July 31, 1872; son of Absolom and Emily (Earle) 
Blythe ; educated at Furman University and the Cita- 
del; L.L. B. University of Michigan, 1901; after gradu- 
ation from Citadel taught Greenville County public 
schools; instructor Clemson College, 1894-96; (student 
of law at same time) ; admitted to bar 1896, and began 
practice at Greenville in same year; U. S. Commis- 
sioner, Greenville, S. C., 1903-17; organized Co. A, 1st 
S. C. Infantry 1899, becoming its captain (major 1905, 
colonel 1915) ; on Mexican border 1916; later received 
commission in National Army and stationed at Camp 
Lee, Va.; before receiving commission in National 
Army was chairman Greenville County Board of Ex- 
emption. Mason, member Board of Visitors the Cita- 
del, 1899-1917. Address, Greenville, S. C. 

Bomar, Horace L., lawyer; born at Spartanburg, 
S. C., 1874; son of John Earle and Louisa N. (Bomar) 
Bomar; attended Wofford College, graduate of 1894, 
studied in office of father, admitted to bar, 1895 ; began 
practice of law with Judge Thomason, later member of 
firm Bomar & Simpson, then Simpson & Bomar, later 

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Bomar & Osborne; attorney for Centra] National Bank, 
Manufacturers Power Co., Blue Ridge Power Co., Blue 
Ridge Interurban Railway Co.; trustee of. Converse and 
Limestone Colleges, Kennedy Free Library, Southern 
Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., chair- 
man of the Board of Trustees of Spartan Academy near 
Spartanburg, S. C.; for ten years superintendent of the 
Baptist Sunday School, represents South Carolina as a 
member of the executive committee of the International 
Sunday School Association, President of the S. C. State 
Sunday School Association, deacon of the Spartanburg 
Baptist Church; married Mallie Brown, Spartanburg, 
S. C. Home, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Bond, Oliver James, educator; born Marion, S. C., 
May 11, 1865; son of Oliver James and Sarah Ann 
(Wayne) Bond. B. S., the Citadel, Charleston, S. C., 
1886; Ph. D., Illinois Wesleyan University 1895; L.L. D. 
University of S. C., 1912. Assistant Professor Mathe- 
matics 1886, later professor mechanical drawing and 
astronomy, President, 1908 , the Citadel. Member 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Carolina Golf Association, St. 
Andrews Society; Club, Charleston County (ex-presi- 
dent). Author, Amzi (novel), 1904. Married Mary 
Fishburne Roach .of Bamberg, S. C., July 9, 1889. Mem- 
ber Episcopalian Church. Address, The Citadel, 
Charleston, S. C. 

Bonham, Milledge Lipscomb, lawyer; born at Edge- 
field, S. C., October 16, 1854; son of Milledge Luke and 
Ann (Griffin) Bonham; attended primary schools and 
Academy of Edgefield, Carolina Military Institute ; 
Master for Abbeville County, Adjutant General of 
South Carolina; member State Democratic Executive 
Committee, delegate to several State Democratic Con- 
ventions, County Chairman for Abbeville County; Cap- 
tain Abbeville Rifles; married Daisy Aldrich, Barnwell, 
S. C., October 24, 1878; member of K. of P., W. O. W., 
Elks, Society of the Cincinnati, The Aztec Club, Sons of 
American Revolution, United Sons of Confederate Vet- 
erans. Home, Anderson, S. C. 

Bonham, Proctor Aldrich, lawyer; born at Abbe- 
ville, S. C., August 28, 1883; son of Milledge Lipscomb 
and Daisy (Aldrich) Bonham; attended schools in 
Columbia, S. C., and Abbeville, S. C., entering George- 
town University in 1901, attending that college for two 
years, College of Charleston, studied law at University 

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of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C., admitted to bar 
in December, 1905; elected solicitor in 1908, State Sen- 
ator in 1916,. re-elected in 1920; during World War 
active in Liberty Loan campaigns, enlisted in 1918; 
married Margaret Rion, Columbia, S. C., June 11, 1913; 
member of A. T. O., B. P. O. E., K. of P., I. O. O. F, Red 
Men. Home, Greenville, S. C. 

Boyd, Jesse W., lawyer; born near Clinton, Laurens 
County, S. C., June 20, 1883; son of W. D. and Sallie 
(Wallace) Boyd; attended Wofford College, graduate 
of, 1905, assistant professor of mathematics at Wofford 
College, 1905-06; principal of one of Spartanburg City 
Schools, 1906-07, in the meantime studying law and 
admitted to the bar in 1907; member of S. C. House of 
Representatives, 1910-18;, during last two terms in the 
House, chairman of the Judiciary Committee ; married 
Ollie Davis, Newberry, S. C. ; member of Methodist 
Church, has been a delegate to the Annual Conference 
of that Church ; has served as district steward, steward 
of the local Church, member of the Board of Trustees, 
superintendent of the Sunday School. Address, Spar- 
tanburg, S. C. 

Brabham, Arthur Wilbur, farmer; born at Olar, 
S. C., January 24, 1863 ; son of John M. and Carrie H. 
Brabham; self-educated; author of articles for press 
since childhood, author of plant investigation litera- 
ture, grower of plants from various colored seeds, dis- 
coverer of Brabham pea ; performed legal work in 
selective draft during World War; married Justina 
Venlier, Cottageville, S. C., died in 1911), second, 
Alma Wise, Augusta, Ga., January 30, 1921 ; member 
of Masons, Eastern Star, Methodist Church. Home, 
Olar, S. C. 

Bradshaw, Sidney Forest, college professor ; born near 
Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee, August 10, 1869 ; 
son of Sidney Johns and Mollie (Hambleton) Bradshaw. 
B. A. (Valedictorian) Bethel College, Russellville, Ky., 
1891; M. A. 1899; Ph. D., Univ. of Virginia, 1900; 
studied at Universities of Chicago, Berlin and Leipzig. 
Instructor of English Bardstown Male and Female In- 
stitute, 1891-2; Prof, of English Bethel College five 
years; professor English and German, Manual Training 
High School, Louisville, Ky., 1902-3; in Europe 1903-4; 
professor of Modern Languages since 1904; chairman 
faculty Furman University, Greenville, S. C., since 

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1912; acting president 1918-19; trustee Greenville 
County Library five years; director Norwood National 
Bank, Greenville ; member Modern Language Associa- 
tion America; Sigma Nu, Lambda Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, 
club of 39 (ex-president). Delivered presentation ad- 
dress at unveiling of Edgar Allan Poe bust at Univer- 
sity of Virginia, 1899, awarded Poe centenary medal 
1909. Baptist, author: On Southern Poetry prior to 
1860, 1900, in Library of Southern Literature, many 
editorials and addresses. Address, Greenville, S. C. 

Brantley, Thomas Frederick, lawyer; born at 
Orangeburg, S. C., January 28, 1867; son of Ellison W. 
and Angelina (Ulmer) Brantley; attended Bingham 
Military School, N. C., South Carolina College, grad- 
uate of with degree of A. B., 1892, Georgetown Uni- 
versity, Washington, D. C., graduate of with degree of 
L.L. B., 1905; at one time chief of a division of the 
United States Treasury Department, Washington, 
D. C., member of the South Carolina House of Repre- 
sentatives, 1899-1900, chosen State Senator 1900, 
resigning therefrom in 1901, returned to House of Rep- 
resentatives 1906-1908; a delegate to the Democratic 
convention at Denver, Colo., 1908; married Estelle 
Fairey, Orangeburg, S. C., April 26, 1905; member of 
Masons, Orangeburg Lodge of Elks, of which he is a 
past exalted ruler, past chancellor commander of the 
Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias, member of the Bap- 
tist Church. Home, Orangeburg, S. C. 

Brice, John Steele, lawyer; born Chester district 
(now county) in 1861 ; educated in Erskine College, 
from which he graduated in 1883; read law in office of 
late Maj. Jas. F. Hart of Yorkville; admitted to the 
bar in 1889, and began practice at Yorkville; presiden- 
tial elector from South Carolina in 1892; member >of 
South Carolina Constitutional Convention, 1895 ; mem- 
ber South Carolina Senate 1890-1898; for several years 
has been attorney for County Commissioners of York 
County. Presbyterian. Married Claude Moore. Ad- 
dress, York, S. C. 

Brooker, Wilfred Laadan, teacher; born at Swansea, 
S. C., July 23, 1875; son of W. T. and C. F. Brooker; 
attended University of S. C. ; A. B. and A. M. degrees 
from University of S. C. ; instructor in mathematics, 
Orangeburg Collegiate Institute, instructor in English 
and French, Bingham Military Institute, Asheville, 

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N. C., Superintendent Aiken City Schools, Aiken, 
S. C., Superintendent Florence (S. C.) City Schools, 
Superintendent Asheville (N. C.) City Schools, profes- 
sor in mathematics, State Summer School, Winthrop 
College, S. C., member S. C. State Board of Education; 
married Iva Imogene Plunkitt, North, S. C., December 
28, 1904. Address, Asheville, N. C. 

Brown, Ben Hill, lawyer; born at Cowpens, S. C., 
1882; son of Randolph R. and Louise (Wood) Brown; 
graduate of Wofford College, 1902, graduate of Uni- 
versity of Virginia Law School, with Degree of L.L. B., 
1906; began private practice in Spartanburg, S. C., 
1906; president of (1916-17), and at present chairman 
of the legal department of the Spartanburg Chamber 
of Commerce, member of Board of Directors of the 
Spartanburg Y. M. C. A. and Country Club, director of 
the American National Bank and the Cowpens Mfg. 
Co.; member of the South Carolina House of Represen- 
tatives, 1908-12 ; during World War, chairman of the 
Spartanburg County Council of Defense, chairman of 
the County War Savings Committee, member of the 
District Legal Advisory Board, War Camp Community 
Service Board, Girls' Protective Bureau, Spartanburg 
National Travelers' Aid; married Clara Twitty Col- 
cock. Home, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Brown, C. R. I., banker; born' at Charleston, S. C., 
August 11, 1884; son of B. H. and Sallie (Inness) 
Brown; attended Charleston High School; president of 
the Citizens Bank, Charleston, S. C., a member of the 
Executive Committee of the Charleston Clearing 
House. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Brown, Edgar Allen, lawyer; born near Shiloh 
Springs, Aiken 'County, S. C., July 11, 1888; son of 
Augustus Abraham and Eliazbeth (Howard) Brown; 
attended graded school ; senior member of law firm of 
Brown & Bush, city and county attorney, appointed 
official court stenographer, Second Judicial Circuit, 
January 5, 1908, holding position for ten years, Barn- 
well County chairman of Democratic party since 1918, 
elected to South Carolina House of Representatives, 
1920, colonel on .staff of Governor R. A. Cooper; mar- 
ried Annie Love Sitgraves, Laurens, S. C., December 
30, 1913; member of Masons, Knights Templar, 
Shriner, K. of P., Elks, W. O. W. Home, Barnwell, 
S. C. 

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Brunson, Harry Alexander, lawyer; born at Flor- 
ence, S. C., November 4, 1868; son of William Alexan- 
der and Antoinette Taylor (Chandler) Brunson; at- 
tended private schools, South Carolina College, read 
law under his father, admitted to the bar, 1894; gave 
most of time to educational affairs, teaching at Lynch- 
burg, Batesburg; was principal of the Florence High 
School, Georgetown Schools, for three years connected 
with the schools at Spartanburg; is a director of the 
Palmetto Bank & Trust Co., the Farmers & Mechanics 
Bank; since 1911 probate judge of Florence; married 
Annie Louise Mclntosh, Lynchburg, S. C., January 1, 
1908; member of Masons, Junior Order United Ameri- 
can Mechanics, K. of P. Home, Florence, S. C. 

Bryan, Thomas Smith, business man; born in Charles- 
ton, October 21, 1856; son of Jonathan and Georgia 
(Sneed) Bryan; educated at Columbia Academy; be- 
gan as clerk in the book store of his uncle; in 1882 suc- 
ceeded his uncle as president of The R. L. Bryan Co. 
(book store) ; later, in connection with the book store, 
established the largest printing shop in the State of 
S. C.; is vice-president of Carolina National Bank; 
president of Richland Building and Loan Assn. ; vice- 
president of Enterprise Building and Loan Assn.; a 
Mason, Shriner, Presbyterian and member of Ridge- 
wood Club, Columbia; married Fannie Jordan of 
Winnsboro. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Buchanan, Joseph Wesley, Veterinarian; born at 
Washington, D. C., November 21, 1892; son of James 

C. and Belle B. Buchanan ; attended McKinley High 
School, College of Veterinary Medicine, George Wash- 
ington University, all located at Washington, D. C.; 

D. V. M. degree; formerly associate professor of Vet- 
erinary Science, Clemson College, S. C., formerly first 
assistant State Veterinarian ; formerly Veterinary In- 
spector, B. A. L, U. S. Department of Agriculture ; 
formerly editor of Veterinary Department, Carolina 
Farmer & Stockman, Charleston, S. C., now editor of 
Veterinary Department, Farmer & Stockman, Jackson- 
ville, Fla.; now president of Carolina Remedies Co., 
Inc., Union, S. C. ; married Rosalyn Evans Buchanan, 
Union, S. C., February 23, 1916 ; member of several 
fraternities, S. C. Association of Veterinarians, Ameri- 
can Veterinary Medical Society. Home, Union, S. C. 

Buckingham, Eugene Randolph, farmer; born at 
Ellenton, S. C., August 22, 1871; son of Clinton E. and 

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Ellen (Dunbar) Buckingham; attended the Citadel; 
owner and manager of large plantations on the Savan- 
ah River; member of the S. C. House of Representa- 
tives, 1918-20, and re-elected in 1920 for two years; 
married Florence Dunbar, Barnwell County, S. C., June 
7, 1893; member of Masons, Christian Church. Home, 
Ellenton, S. C. 

Buckingham, Perry M., banker; born at Barnwell, 
S. C., November 6, 1862; son of J. C. and Esther* Re- 
becca Buckingham; attended common schools, St. 
Paul's School, Concord, N. H., graduate of, 1881 ; 
cashier of the Citizens Savings Bank, Barnwell, S. C., 
until 1890, cashier of the Bank of Barnwell until 1908, 
when he became president of that institution, in 1909 
became vice president of the Bank of Western Carolina 
and manager of its branch at Barnwell, S. C. ; for eigh- 
teen years a member of the Barnwell school board of 
trustees, in 1918 a member of the Barnwell County 
Board of Education; during 1 World War treasurer of 
the Barnwell Chapter of the Red Cross Society, chair- 
man of Liberty Loan campaigns; married Daisy Dun- 
can, October 5, 1892; member of Episcopal Church; 
Home, Barnwell, S. C. 

Burbidge, Frank, business man; born at London, 
England, February 4, 1857 ; son of Enoch and Caroline 
(Green) Burbidge; attended schools in London, Eng- 
land, coming to the United States at the age of 17 ; a di- 
rector of the Atlantic Savings Bank, Charleston, S. C., 
president of the Etiwan Fertilizer Co., Charleston, 
S. C.; married Matilda Mathison of Sweden, October, 
1875; member of Masons. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Burts, Charles Elford, minister; born in Abbeville 
County, S. C., December 5, 1867; son of R. W. and 
Amanda (Latimer) Burts; attended Abbeville County 
schools, Honea Path High School, Furman University, 
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky. ; 
A. B. degree from Furman, Master of Theology degree 
from Louisville Seminary, D. D. degree from Furman ; 
pastor at Gallatin, Tenn., Blackville, S. C., Edgefield, 
S. C., First Baptist Church, Columbia, S. C., general 
secretary of General Board of Baptist State Conven- 
tion ; active in prohibition work in South Carolina; mar- 
ried Sadie Watson, Anderson, S. C., June 27, 1905; 
member of S. A. E. Fraternity K. of P., Masons; Ad- 
dress, 1106 Gregg Street, Columbia, S. C. 

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Butler, Thomas Both well, lawyer; born in Union 
County, S. C., January 11, 1866; son of Pierce Pickens 
and Arsinoe (Jeter) Butler; attended public schools 
of Union, University of S. C., law and academic de- 
partments; admitted to the bar, 1895; a director of the 
Peoples Building & Loan Assn., the American State 
and Cash Mills, Gaffney, S. C.; former member of both 
the S. C. House of Representatives and Senate, and 
returned to the Senate in 1918 for a term of four years, 
has been chairman of the Cherokee County Democratic 
party several terms, for a number of years State Execu- 
tive committeeman, has been mayor of Gaffney, United 
States Commissioner, national elector at large, is now 
a member of the judiciary committee in the S. C. Sen- 
ate ; lieutenant-colonel of the Third S. C. Regiment, 
serving with similar rank on Governor Ansel's staff; 
married Annie Wood, Gaffney, S. C. ; member of the 
board of trustees of the Buford Street Methodist 
Church, Gaffney, S. C. Home, Gaffney, S. C. 

Byrd, Samuel Craig, college president; born in 
Laurens, S. C., October 24, 1868; son of Capt. Jonathan 
Douns and Evelyn (Craig) Byrd. B. A. Presbyterian 
College of S. C., Clinton, S. C., 1889, M. A., 1892; 
graduated Columbia Theological Seminary, Columbia, 
S. C., 1892; D. D. Presbyterian College, 1906; Tutor 
Hebrew, Columbia Theological Seminary, 1892-3, 1898- 
1902; ordained Presbyterian ministry 1894; asst. pas- 
tor 1st church, New Orleans, La., 1894-7, managing 
editor Presbyterian Quarterly and Religious Outlook, 
Columbia, S. C., 1898-9 ; tutor and professor Columbia 
Theol. Seminary 1898-02; pastor Scion Church, Winns- 
boro, S. C., 1903-06; president Chicora College, Green- 
ville, S. C., 1906-15, and president of its successor, 
Chicora College for Women, Columbia, S. C., since 
July 1, 1915; trustee Presbyterian College of S. C., 
Clinton, S. C. ; member Pi Kappa Alpha; Mason (K. 
T.) ; married Wilhelmina Law Cozby, Newberry, S. C., 
October 3, 1893. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Byrnes, James Francis, Congressman; born Charles- 
ton, S. C., May 2, 1879; son of James Francis and Eliz- 
abeth E. Byrnes; educated in public schools; studied 
law and was admitted to bar in 1903 and since in prac- 
tice at Aiken, S. C.; was editor of Journal and Review, 
Aiken, 1903-7; official reporter Second Circuit S. C., 
1900-8; solicitor Second Circuit, S. C., 1908-10; niem- 

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ber 62nd-66th Congresses (1911-21) Second District of 
S. C.; married Maud Busch, Aiken, S. C., may 2, 1906. 
Address, Aiken, S. C. 

Cain, John Jefferson, general contractor; born at 
Petersburg, Va., August 7, 1867 ; son of George R. and 
Elizabeth (Beausor) Cain; educated in public schools; 
apprenticed in stone carving but became general con- 
tractor; built Jefferson Hotel, Columbia, S. C.; Presi- 
dent Jefferson Hotel Co.; married Myra Maddox of 
Nashville, Tenn., in June, 1891; member Masons, Shrin- 
ers, Knights Templar, Elks. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Caldwell, James Fitz James, author, lawyer; born 
at Newberry, S. C., September 19, 1837; son of James 
John and Nancy Morgan (McMorries) Caldwell; 
attended school #t Columbia, Anderson, Pendleton, 
South Carolina College, studied law in the University 
of Berlin, Germany, also in the office of General James 
Simons, Charleston, S. C., admitted to the bar in Janu- 
ary, 1859; practiced law _in partnership with Major 
Suber, 1870-90; has served as director and attorney 
for the National Bank of Newberry, the Newberry Sav- 
ings Bank, the National Bank of Greenwood; at one 
time a trustee of the University of South Carolina; 
elected chairman of the Newberry County Democratic 
Executive Committee in 1868, again in 1877 ; served in 
the Confederate Army in the First Gregg's Regiment of 
South Carolina Infantry, and as aide-de-camp to Gen- 
eral Samuel McGowan in McGowan's South Carolina 
Brigade ; author of "History of a Brigade of South Car- 
olinians" ; married Rebecca Capers Connor, Cokesbury, 
S. C., September 29, 1875; member of Episcopal 
Church. Home, Newberry, S. C. 

Calhoun, Fred 1 Harvey Hall, geologist; born Auburn, 
N. Y., June 27, 1874; son John Hamilton and Ellen 
(Hall) Calhoun. B. S. University of Chicago, 1898, 
Ph. D., 1902, assistant in Geology Department, Uni- 
versity of Chicago, 1899-1902; assistant professor 
Geology and Physics, Illinois College, 1902-4; profes- 
sor geology and mineralogy, Clemson College, S. C., 
since 1904, also director Agricultural Department of 
same; consulting geologist Seaboard Air Line Rail- 
road; assistant geologist United States Geological 
Survey since 1903 ; geologist University of Colorado 
Summer School, 1903, 1905, 1909; University of 
Chicago Summer School, 1907; University of Mich- 

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igan Summer School, 1911 ; Summer School University 
of Iowa, 1914-15. Fellow Geological Society of Amer- 
ica, A. A. A. S., member Phi Delta Theta, Alpha Nu ; 
author Geological Monographs; married Grace B. 
Ward, Jacksonville, 111., June 9, 1904. Presbyterian. 
Address, Clemson College, S. C. 

Calhoun, Harry DeSaussure, banker; born in Barn- 
well County, S. C., October 31, 1869; son of William 
B. and Annie Walton (Owens) Calhoun; attended 
county schools; president of the Home Bank of Barn- 
well, S. C., a member of the Board of Trustees of the 
Barnwell city schools; married Eva Duncan, Charles- 
ton, S. C., 1901 ; member of the Masons, Elks, W. O. W., 
K. of P., Farmers Union, United Commercial Travelers 
and the Travelers Protective Association; Episcopal 
Church. Home, Barnwell, S. C. 

Calli&on, Tolliver Cleveland, lawyer, public official ; 
born in Edgefield County, S. C., July 17, 1884; son of 
Preston Brooks and Mattie Ella (White) Callison ; at- 
tended public schools, Bailey Military Institute, Uni- 
versity of South Carolina Law School, admitted to the 
bar 1909; at present a member of the law firm Tim- 
merman, Graham & Callison; during World War 
served as chief clerk to the local board of Lexington 
County; a member of the County Food Administration, 
lieutenant-colonel on the staff of Governor Cooper; in 
1920 was elected solicitor of the Eleventh Circuit for a 
term of four years ; married Margaret Elizabeth Reel, 
Edgefield, S. C., December 17, 1913; for three years 
superintendent of the Baptist Sunday School at Lex- 
ington; member of Masons, K. of P., W. O. W. Home, 
Lexington, S. C. 

Cappelmann, John D., lawyer; born at Walhalla, 
S. C., July 24, 1857; son of Eimer and Dorothea Cap- 
plemann; attended private schools of G. H. D. Cramer, 
Charleston, and of C. H. Spears, Pickens, S. C., studied 
law in the office of Keith & Verner, Walhalla, S. C., 
admitted to the bar, 1883; practiced law twenty years 
in Charleston in partnership with James Simons, prac- 
ticed alone after the dissolution of this firm; member 
of South Carolina House of Representatives, 1884-90; 
during World War government appeal agent of Local 
Board No. 2, Charleston ; married Julia A. Pieper, Wal- 
halla, S. C., October 26, 1882. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

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Carey, James P., Jr., lawyer; born at Pickens, S. C., 
in 1886; son of James P. and Lynda (Lovett) Carey; 
educated at Clemson College, University of South Caro- 
lina, and studied law at Pickens under his father; ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1908; became his father's partner; 
elected to House of Representatives of South Carolina 
in 1912 ; for years U. S. Commissioner at Pickens; chair- 
man legal advisory board of Pickens County, Red Cross 
war fund committee, Salvation Army Relief Fund Com- 
mittee, War Savings Stamps Committee for Pickens 
County during World War; married Kate Robinson; 
Knight Templar, Mason, Shriner. Address, Pickens, 
S. C. 

Carhartt, Hamilton, manufacturer; born Macedon 
Locks, Wayne County, N. Y., August 27, 1859; son of 
George and Lefa (Wylie) Carhartt; was educated in 
public schools, and at Racine College (Racine, Wis- 
consin) ; began in wholesale business, firm of Welling 
& Carhartt, Grand Rapids, 1882; removed to Detroit, 
1884, there established wholesale furnishing goods 
company under firm name of Hamilton Carhartt & Co. ; 
changed in 1899 to manufacturer of men's working 
apparel as Hamilton Carhartt, Mfgr. (Inc.), and in 
1915 to Hamilton Carhartt Cotton Mills, of which he is 
president; also president Hamilton Carhartt Cotton 
Mills (Toronto, Ont), Rock Hill, S. C., Atlanta, Ga., 
Dallas, Tex., Vancouver, B. C., Liverpool, Eng., Mobile, 
Ala., Elberton, Ga., Carhartt, S. C., President Ophir 
Mining and Milling Co., Detroit (State Line, Utah), 
member Detroit Board of Commerce, S. A. R. Clubs, 
Travelers (Paris), Automobile of America (New York), 
Detroit, Detroit Athletic, Country; married Annette 
Welling, Jackson, Miss., December 22, 1882. Home, 
927 Fifth Avenue, New York, (summer), Newport, 
R. I. Office, Carhartt, S. C., and Michigan ave. and 
Tenth St., Detroit, Michigan. 

Carlisle, Howard Bobo, lawyer, banker; born at 
Spartanburg, S. C., January 23, 1867 ; son of John Wil- 
son and Louisa (Bobo) Carlisle; graduate of Wofford 
College, 1885, studied law with Wofford & Jenkins one 
year, Vanderbilt University, 1886-87, graduate of with 
degree of LL. B., 1887; taught school and worked in 
father's office, appointed trial justice by Governor 
Richardson, at end of six months made first master for 
Spartanburg County, holding this position four years, 

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then entered firm of Carlisle & Hydrick, which later 
became Carlisle & Carlisle; organizer and president of 
Planters Savings Bank, Greer, S. C., Bank of Landrum, 
Landrum, S. C., Bank of Chesnee, director of First 
National Bank, Spartanburg, S. C. ; member of South 
Carolina Senate, 190G-16, and while in the Senate, 
chairman of the Judiciary Committee, author of the 
Juvenile Court bill and other legislation; during World 
War chairman of Red Cross campaigns and of the 
Civilian Relief Committee of the Red Cross; married 
Georgia F. Adam, Spartanburg, S. C., March 16, 1892; 
member of Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce, Rotary 
Club. Home, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Carlisle, Marcus Lee, Methodist minister; son of 
John Mason and Elizabeth Catherine (Sharpe) Car- 
lisle; graduate of Wofford College with the degree of 
A. B., 1883; for four years after graduation he taught 
school, then began his duties as a minister of the gospel, 
which ministry is now going on its thirtieth year and is 
as follows: Cowpens Circuit, Walhalla Circuit until 
1890, at Camden to 1894, Chester to 1896, Central 
Church at Spartanburg to 1900, Washington Street 
Church at Columbia to 1904, Bethel Church at Charles- 
ton to 1906, Marion to 1907, presiding elder of the 
Spartanburg District to 1911, pastor at Greenville to 
1915, presiding elder of Greenville District to 1916, 
when he resigned to become pastor of St. John's Meth- 
odist Church at Anderson ; now pastor of Washington 
Street Church at Columbia; married Ann Margaret 
Rast, of Orangeburg (now Calhoun) County, S. C., Feb- 
ruary 17, 1887. Present address, Columbia, S. C. 

Carrigan, Lawrence Eugene, business man; born at 
Society Hill, July 4, 1861; son of William A. and Cath- 
erine Elizabeth (Hill) Carrigan ; educated in St. David's 
Academy, Society Hill, University of S. C.; took up 
farming upon graduation from college, but joined with 
his father in business in 1891; was president Peoples 
Bank of Darlington for seven years; now general mer- 
chandise merchant; member House of Representatives 
1906-1910, 1918-1920; married Mary Winter, 1891. 
Knight Templar, Mason, Shriner, K. of P., W. O. W., 
Presbyterian. Address, Society Hill, S. C. 

Carroll, Edward, Jr., publisher; born Charleston, 
S. C., in 1882 ; son of Edward and Frances J. L. Carroll. 
Published "Principles and Practice of Finance," 1893; 

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in 1899 accompanied Schurman Commission to Philip- 
pine Islands as chief clerk and official stenographer; 
has contributed special articles on finance, the tariff, 
and the Philippines; married Elizabeth O. Woodruff in 
1885. Address, Charleston, S. C. 

Carroll, Ephraim Mikell, business man ; born in Beau- 
fort District (now county), February 28, 1868; son of 
Edward and Fannie (Lartigue) Carroll; educated in 
Bennett School, Charleston; spent three years of his 
early life in Florida; removed to New York in 1889; 
was associated in business with Robert Colgate, New 
York banker, five years; was with banking house of 
James F. Matthews & Co., four years; treasurer and 
general manager of National Pyrogranite Co. eleven 
years; in 1908 established the business which bears his 
name. Has done some literary work along line of 
studies and discussions of economics and political 
science ; married Lucy Francis Lander, Nyack, N. Y. ; 
member of Manhattan, Mendelssohn Glee, Academy of 
Political Science of Columbia Univ., Nyack Arts, and 
Rockland Country (of Nyack) Clubs. Address, Nyack, 
N. Y. 

Carroll, Francis Julian, physician; born in South 
Carolina, October 10, 1874; son of Edward and Fannie 
(Lartigue) Carroll; attended Porter Military Academy, 
S. C. Medical College, graduate of with degree of M. D., 
1896; mayor of Summerville, S. C., one term, county 
chairman of the Democratic Committee, a delegate to 
the National Democratic Convention, Denver, Colo., 
1908; during World War served in the Three Hundred 
and Twenty-seventh Field Hospital of the Three Hun- 
dred and Seventh Sanitary Train, Eighty-Second Divi- 
sion, American Expeditionary Forces, received honora- 
ble discharge, May 11, 1919, commissioned major, 
M. R. C., June 9, 1919; married Charlotte A. Doan, 
1897; member of County, State and American Medical 
Assns., Association of Southern Railway Surgeons, 
Masons, K. of P., W. O. W., Episcopal Church, Ameri- 
can Legion. Home, Summerville, S. C. 

Carter, Jesse Francis, lawyer; born in Colleton 
County, S. C., September 12, 1873; son of Miles McMil- 
lin and Janie Irene (Kinard) Carter; attended the Bam- 
berg Graded Schools, a classical institute, Peabody Col- 
lege, University of Nashville, University of S. C. Law 
School ; earned A. B. and LL. B. degrees from the Uni- 

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versity of Nashville and the University of South Caro- 
lina, respectively; at present a member, of the law firm 
of Carter, Carter & Kearse, Bamberg, S. C. ; president 
of the Bamberg Home Building & Loan Assn.; the pres- 
ent chairman of the Bamberg Democratic County Com- 
mittee ; during World War attorney for the local board 
of Bamberg County, government appeal agent, a mem- 
ber of the State Council of Defense, active in Red Cross 
and other campaigns; married Lydia Jenkins, Kline, 
S. C., 1911; member of the State Bar Association, 
Masons, K. of P., Baptist Church. Home, Bamberg, 
S. C. 

Carter, Samuel Tornpkins, banker, State Treasurer 
of South Carolina ; born at Edgefield Court House, S. C., 
September 9, 1871 ; son of Capt. Jonathan H. and Hen- 
rietta (Tompkins) Carter; attended Clemson College 
(two years) ; became chief clerk under his uncle, Colo- 
nel Tompkins, then Secretary of State, December, 
1894, clerk to State Superintendent of Education, W. D. 
Mayfield, for three years, bookkeeper in State Treas- 
urer's office, 1898-1907, promoted to chief clerk in that 
department, 1908, serving until 1913, elected State 
Treasurer, 1912, still holding that position; president 
of the following institutions in Columbia, S. C. : The 
Commercial Bank, Guarantee Trust Co. of S. C., Guar- 
antee Investment Co., The Shandon Loan Co., president 
of the Carter Motor Co. ; married Nell Brooks, Colum- 
bia, S. C., October 23, 1895 ; member of W. O. W., Fra- 
ternal Order of Eagles and Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows, Ridgewood Club, Columbia Club, chancellor 
Commander of Columbia No. 106, 1907. Address, 
Columbia, S. C. 

Cathcart, Robert Spann, surgeon; born at Columbia, 
S. C., September 25, 1871 ; son of William R. and Eliza- 
beth (Kelly) Cathcart; attended Columbia schools, 
University of South Carolina Medical School, South 
Carolina Medical College, Charleston, S. C.; Fellow 
of the American College of Surgeons, professor of 
Abdominal Surgery, Medical College of South Carolina, 
surgeon for the Charleston Consolidated Railway and 
Light Co., the Atlantic Coast Line Railway, the Sea- 
board Air Line Railway, The Citadel, surgeon-in-chief 
to the Roper Hospital, Charleston, S. C.; president of 
the Medical Society of South Carolina, retiring presi- 
dent of the Tri-State Medical Association, composed of 

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North and South Carolina and Virginia ; during World 
War, medical aid to the governor in the selective draft 
service, a major in the Medical Reserve Corps, served 
as chief surgeon of the Base Hospital, Camp Wads- 
worth, S. C., and chief of the surgical staff at General 
Hospital No. 24, Pittsburgh, Pa. ; married Katherine J. 
Morrow, Birmingham, Ala., January 5, 1898; member 
of Masons, Shriners, Eks. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Chapin, Charles Brooks, clergyman ; born New York 
City, May 20, 1855; son of Henry Barton and Harriet 
Ann (Smith) Chapin. A. B., Princeton, 1876, A. M., 
1879; graduate Union Theol. Seminary, 1880; D. D., 
New York University, 1895. Ordained Presbyterian 
ministery, 1880; successively pastor Norwood, N. J. ; 
First Church, Freeport, L. I., New York ; First Reformed 
Church, Brooklyn; East Ave. Presbyterian Church, 
Rochester; First Presbyterian Church, Medina; First 
Presbyterian Church, South Bethlehem, Pa., 1913-18; 
chaplin under National Service Commission Presbyte- 
rian Church U,. S. A. in several camps, 14 months; now 
professor Biblical Literature, Converse College, Spar- 
tanburg, S. C. ; married Florence Adelaide Johnson, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., April 5, 1883, (died, 1906) ; married 
second time, Mrs. Mary Summers Pemberton, Charles- 
ton, S. C., July 8, 1909. Member Phi Beta Kappa, R. I. 
Chapter Society Cincinnati. Contributed to 'religious 
press. Home, 146 Alabama St., Spartanburg, S. C. 

Charles, Thomas I., cotton manufacturer; born at 
Conestee, son of Joel D. and Ida (Woodside) Charles; 
educated at Furman University; studied law and after 
admission to bar became member of law firm of Sirrine 
& Charles, Greenville; abandoned law practice four 
years later and engaged in cotton industry as president 
and treasurer of Conestee Mills ; was chairman of Local 
Draft Board No. 3 of Greenville County during World 
War; in charge of War Camp Community, United War 
Work, Salvation Army and other benevolent campaigns 
in Greenville County during war. Presbyterian; mar- 
ried Lois V. Puckett, Cartersville, Ga. Address, Cones- 
tee, S. C. 

Chreitzberg, Augustus McKee, banker: born Spartan- 
burg, S. C., May 20, 1874; son of Dr. Hilliard Francis 
and Addria Eugenia (Kirby) Chreitzberg. A. B. Wofford 
College, Spartanburg, 1895. Began as bookkeeper in a 
jewelry store, Spartanburg, 1895; instructor Wofford 

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Fitting School, 1897-9; bookkeeper First National 
Bank, Spartanburg, 1899; cashier same, 1907; vice- 
president, 1909; president since March, 1914; presi- 
dent Mechanics Building and Loan Association, Spar- 
tanburg; chairman Civil Service Commission. Married 
Cema Sitton, of Autun, S. C., April 12, 1911. Trustee 
Wofford College, Converse College. Member Chi Psi, 
Methodist. Home, 233 Hampton Ave. Office, Morgan 
Square, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Chisolm, Edward N., engineer; born in Charleston in 
1878; son of Edward N. and Felicia (Robinson) 
Chisolm; educated in private school and Porter Military 
Academy; graduating in 1897; while in school speciali- 
ized in engineering; went to Columbia in 1898 and be- 
came an authority in his technical profession ; enlisted 
in the army in 1897, served with several units during 
Spanish-American War and was discharged in 1906; 
in late war, received a commission as captain from first 
Officers Training Camp, Fort Oglethrope, Ga., was sent 
to France as adjutant of the Second Battalion of En- 
gineers; served in Chateau Thierry and Soissons cam- 
paigns ; in meantime was promoted to the rank of major. 
Married Annie Weston, Columbia. Address, Columbia, 
S. C. 

Christenson, Neils; merchant, editor, State Senator; 
born at Beaufort in 1876, educated in public and pri- 
vate schools; became associated with his father and 
brother in hardware business, lumber and building bus- 
iness, 1895; since 1901 has owned and edited the Beau- 
fort Gazette ; since 1904 has been State Senator from 
Beaufort County; was a member of the Dispensary In- 
vestigating Committee; commission for investigating 
conditions! at State Hospital for the Insane, Senate 
Printing Investigating Commission, 1915; his name is 
on the acts creating State Board of Charities and Cor- 
rections, Tax Commission, Boy's Reformatory, Girls' 
Reformatory, Budget System; since the session of 1914 
has been chairman of the Senate Finance Committee ; 
president since organization in 1919 of the S. C. De- 
velopment Board ; during late war served in U. S. Navy; 
attached to headquarters of the Sixth Naval District at 
Charleston ; won promotion from ensign to lieutenant. 
Married Katherine Wales Stratton of Boston, Mass., 
Dec. 3, 1912. Address, Beaufort, S. C. 

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Claffy, James Henry, farmer; born at Columbia, S. 
C., 1858; son of James and Eliza (McKenna) Claffy; 
for several years served as vice-president and cashier 
of the Farmers Union Bank and Trust Co., the leader 
in organizing the Orangeburg County Fair Assn., in 
1916 organized the Orangeburg County Farmers Mu- 
tual Fire Insurance Co., in 1919 the leader in organiz- 
ing the Orangeburg County Marketing Assn., one of 
the leaders of the American Cotton Assn., being elected 
vice-president of the S. C. Division, 1919,' and also a 
member of the State Executive Committee, president of 
the Orangeburg County Cotton Assn., president of the 
State Farmers' Union ; lieutenant-colonel of the Second 
South Carolina Infantry, 1912-16, during World War 
county food administrator; married Mana E. Ricken- 
baker, Orangeburg County; member of the Catholic 
church. Home, Orangeburg, S. C. 

Clark, Washington A., banker, lawyer; born on 
James' Island, S. C., February 22, 1842 ; son of Ephriam 
Mikell and Susan Jane Clark; attended James' Island 
schools, Mt. Zion College, 1857-59, S. C. College (now 
Univ. of S. C.), 1860-61; came to Columbia February 
1, 1871 to study law, admitted to bar in October, 1871, 
was junior member of the firm Melton & Clark, after 
death of partner, continued to practice alone until Jan- 
uary, 1879, at that time forming a partnership with 
Judge Samuel W. Melton as Melton & Clark, retired 
from practice of law after Judge Melton had been ap- 
pointed District Attorney, after which he devoted his 
entire time to banking; member of Board of Directors 
of Columbia Theological Seminary, 1880-1910, Board 
of Trustees of the South Carolina College, 1891-97, 
Columbia Bar Assn., 1871-1921, has been president 
Carolina National Bank since 1881; entered Confed- 
erate army as a member of the College Cadets at the 
bombardment of Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861, enlisted 
for the war in Co. I (Rebel Troop), 3rd regiment cav- 
alry, S. C. V., C. S. A., February, 1862, transferred by 
order of War Department, October 3, 1862, to organize 
Signal Corps at Charleston, S. C., in which branch of 
service he continued to serve in the defenses around 
Charleston until it was evacuated February 17, 1865; 
was surrendered with Johnston's Army at Greensboro, 
N. C., April 26, 1865; married Esther Virginia Melton, 
Chester, S. C., December 26, 1866. Home, 1003 Elm- 
wood Avenue, Columbia, S. C. 

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Cleveland, John Bomar, capitalist; born Spartan- 
burg, S. C., Nov. 9, 1848; son of Robert Easley and 
Elizabeth (Bomar) Cleveland; A. B., Wofford College, 
Spartanburg, 1869; student one year at Georgetown 
Univ.; began in cotton manufacturing 1893; largely 
interested in banking and cotton mills ; president Charles- 
ton and Western Carolina Railway Company; president 
and treasurer Whitney Manufacturing Co. ; vice-presi- 
dent First National Bank of Spartanburg, director of 
numerous mills. Was member of S. C. House of Rep- 
resentatives; delegate Democratic National Convention 
that nominated Cleveland for president first time. Mar- 
ried Georgia Alden Cleveland, of Bedford County, Ten- 
nessee, Nov. 4, 1871. Trustee Converse College and 
Wofford College. Episcopalian. Home, Spartanburg, 
S. C. 

Clifton, John H., lawyer; born at Lexington, S. C., 
December 6, 1876; attended public schools, University 
of S. C., graduate of, 1898; began practice of law at 
Sumter, S. C., member of S. C. House of Representa- 
tives, 1902-06, elected to S. C. Senate in 1906, serving 
until 1914, re-elected in 1918, chairman Senate Com- 
mittee on Printing, county chairman Democratic Exec- 
utive Committee, member State Democratic Convention 
eighteen consecutive years, delegate to National Dem- 
ocratic Convention, 1908; during World War county 
chairman draft board ; married Elizabeth Law, Elliott, 
S. C., April 26, 1904. Home, Sumter, S. C. 

Clinkscales, John George, teacher ; born in Abbe- 
ville County, S. C., May 25, 1855; son of George Brown- 
lee and Eliza A. Clinkscales; attended Wofford College, 
short courses at Johns Hopkins and Cornell; A. B. and 
A. M. degrees from Wofford College, LL. D. degree 
from Erskine College; long a fighter for compulsory 
education in South Carolina, four years superintendent 
of education of Anderson County, professor of mathe- 
matics at Williamston Female College, Columbia Fe- 
male College, Clemson College, and for the past twenty 
years at Wofford College, lieutenant-colonel on late 
Governor Hagood's staff; author of "How Zach Came 
to College" and "On the Old Plantation"; married 
Sallie C. Hutto, Orangeburg County, S. C., March 14, 
1878; member of Kiwanis Club. Home, Spartanburg, 
S. C. 

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Coggeshall, William Dargan, business man; born in 
that part of Darlington County now in Florence County, 
April 7, 1872; son of Peter C. and Nancy L. (Wilds) 
Coggeshall; educated in public schools; clerked two 
years on leaving school; then organized Coggeshall & 
Co., a grocery and crockery business; acquired all the 
interests of the business in 1900 and organized in 1904 
W. D. Coggeshall & Co., of which he is proprietor; 
owner of Carolina Ice and Packing Co., Darlington De- 
velopment Co., and Darlington Wholesale Grocery Co. ; 
has farms in Darlington, Berkeley and Chesterfield 
Counties. Married Emma Edwards, Oct. 23, 1895. 
Address, Darlington, S. C. 

Cogswell, Julius E., lawyer, public official; born at 
Columbia, S. C., May 13, 1865; son of Harvey and Mary 
(Keller) Cogswell; attended Charleston City schools, 
South Carolina College, graduate of, 1886; Georgetown 
University Law Department, Washington, D. C., gradu- 
ate of, 1888; served the Charleston City Hospital as 
a commissioner, 1893, for over twenty-five years Regis- 
ter of Mesne Conveyances for Charleston County; for 
eleven years captain of the Washington Light Infantry, 
Charleston, S. C., during World War served as captain 
of the Washington Light Infantry Reserve, later as a 
lieutenant-colonel of the S. C. Reserve Militia, still later 
became colonel commanding the entire reserve of South 
Carolina; member of K. of P., Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows, a York Rite Mason, a past potentate of 
Omar Temple of the Mystic Shrine and a past grand 
patron of the Eastern Star. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Cogswell, William Harvey, business man; born at 
Charleston, S. C., March 19, 1860; son of Harvey and 
Mary (Keller) Cogswell; attended the Charleston pub- 
lic schools, later a pupil of Professor Sachtleben, 
Charleston, S. C., Carolina Military Academy, Char- 
lotte, N. C. ; president and general manager of Walker, 
Evans & Cogswell Co., Charleston, S. C.; is a member 
of Commission on Finance of the South Carolina Con- 
ference, Methodist Church, and a trustee of the District 
Conference of that church, a member of the Board of 
Managers of the Charleston Bible Society; active in 
all campaigns during World War; member of Masons, 
Shriners, St. Andrews Society, South Carolina Society, 
German Friendly Society, New England Society, 
Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club. 

Home, Charleston, S. C. 

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Coker, David Robert, plant breeder, seedsman, cot- 
ton dealer, merchant; born at Hartsville, S. C., Novem- 
ber 20, 1870; son of James Lide and Susan (Stout) 
Coker; attended University of S. C.; A. B. degree from 
University of S. C., 1891; president J. L. Coker & Co., 
merchants; president Coker Cotton Co., president Pedi- 
greed Seed Co., director Federal Reserve Bank of Rich- 
mond, Va., president S. C. Plant Breeders' Assn., Trus- 
tee University of S. C., member National Agricultural 
Commission sent to Europe in 1918; mayor of Harts- 
ville, 1902-04; during World War chairman S. C. Coun- 
cil of Defense, Federal Food Administration; married 
Jessie Ruth Richardson, Timmonsville, S. C., September 
12, 1894 (deceased), second, Margaret May Roper, 
Washington, D. C., August 15, 1915. Home, Harts- 
ville, S. C. 

Coker, J. Hart, Clerk of Court; born at Society Hill, 
Jan. 19, 1871; son of T. H. and Ellen (Hart) Coker; 
educated in public schools, St. David's school at Society 
Hill, Patrick Military Institute and Furman University; 
as a young man was a clerk and bookkeeper; also 
engaged independently in mercantile business and as a 
farmer; since 1916 has been Clerk of Court of Darling- 
ton County. Member of Masonic Order, W. O. W., 
Moose; Baptist. Married Janie Coker, 1897. Address, 
Darlington, S. C. 

Colcock, F. Horton, lawyer; born at Huntsville, Ala., 
June 19, 1855; son of Col. Charles Jones and Lucy 
Frances (Horton) Colcock; descendant of Revolution- 
ary stock. C. E., Union College, Schnectady, N. Y., 
1877; LL. D., University of Alabama; studied law in 
office of Gen'l James Connor, Charleston, S. C., and was 
admitted to the bar 1879. Member firm of Howell, 
Murphy and Colcock, of Hampton and Walterboro, 
S. C., 1880-82; teacher Porter Military Academy, 1886- 
94; assist, professor of mathematics, 1894-99; profes- 
sor, 1899-1907; professor mathematics and astronomy, 
1907-15; dean department of physics and engineering, 
1907-8 ; dean of mathematics and engineering, 1907-12, 
University of S. C.; resumed law practice June, 
1915; now at Beaufort, S. C. Was commissioner of 
county schools, Charleston County, S. C., commissioner 
of public schools of Charleston and reorganized same; 
vice-president National Rivers and Harbors Congress; 
member Good Roads Congress, Washington, D. C., 

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1911 ; planter. Married Mary Robert Jones of Screven 
County, Ga., August 4, 1880. Member of Episcopal 
church. Address, Bluffton, S. C. 

Coleman, William Augustus, wholesale merchant; 
born in Richland County, S. C., March 27, 1880; son of 
William Henry and Annie Moore Coleman; attended 
Columbia city schools; began career as office boy for 
the Murray Drug Co., 1894, later becoming treasurer 
and manager of this company, retired from this position 
and now member of the Coleman-Drew Co., organized 
in 1917; elected, to Columbia City Council in 1918, 
serving in that capacity to date; delegate to National 
Democratic Convention, 1920, at San Francisco, Cal. ; 
married Maner Mixon, Aiken County, S. C., June 25, 
1903 ; member of I. O. O. F. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Commander, Charles E., banker, business man; born 
in Darlington County, S. C., 1882 ; son of R. C. and 
Sarah (McCurry) Commander; attended public schools 
at Florence, S. C., University of S. C. five years, three 
in academic department, two in law department, from 
which he graduated in 1904; practiced law in Columbia 
with Bellinger & Townsend one year, entered real estate 
and insurance business, 1906, owner of the Florence 
Motor Sales Co., first vice president of the S. C. Auto- 
motive Trades Assn., president of the City 'Slaving^ 
Bank of Florence, field and financial agent of the Univ. 
of S. C. Alumni Assn., 1905; married Adelaide Boyd, 
Spartanburg, S. C.; member of Florence Rotary Club, 
Presbyterian Church. Home, Florence, S. C. 

Cooper, Robert Archer, Governor; born Laurens, S. 
C., June 12, 1874; son of Henry Addison and Elizabeth 
Archer (Jones) Cooper; educated Jones High School, 
Abbeville, S. C. ; admitted to bar 1898, and began prac- 
tice at Laurens; magistrate Laurens, 1899-1900; mem- 
ber S. C. Legislature two terms, 1900-04; elected soli- 
citor Eighth Judicial Circuit S. C., 1905; re-elected 
1908-12; Governor of S. C., 1919-21, re-elected for 
term 1921-23; trustee Furman University (Greenville, 
S. C.) ; married Mamie Machen of Princeton, S. C., 
March 22, 1899 (died June 22, 1914) ; married 2nd 
time, Dorcas Calmes, Laurens, Nov. 15, 1917; Baptist. 
Address, State Capitol, Columbia, S. C. 

Cope, Johnson Heyward, planter, manufacturer; 
born in that part of Barnwell District since erected 
into Bamberg County, June 30, 1861 ; son of Jacob 

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Martin ,and Mary (Burnett) Cope; attended Moore's 
Business College, Atlanta, Ga., graduate of, 1871); 
president of the Bamberg Banking Co., president 
and treasurer of the Bamberg Cotton Mills, presi- 
dent of the Santee Cotton Mills, Orangeburg, S. C.; 
served as Mayor of Bamberg; married Hattie Antley, 
1884; member of K. of P., Methodist church. Home, 
Bamberg, S. C. 

Cottingham, Thad Jerome, banker; born in Marion 
County, S. C., September 20, 1883; son of Daniel Sin- 
clair and Ida (Legette) Cottingham; attended New 
Holly public schools, Wofford College, three years; for 
two years cashier of the Bank of Olanta, S. C., cashier 
of the Farmers & Merchants National Bank, Lake City, 
S. C., until 1915, at that time becoming vice-president, 
became president in 1919, is vice-president and execu- 
tive officer of the Farmers & Merchants Bank, Cow- 
ards, S. C., president of the Farmers & Merchants 
Bank, Florence, S. C., organized the Farmers & Mer- 
chants Banks of Pamplico and Johnsonville, S. C., re- 
organized the Bank of Cades, S. C., president of the 
Peoples Bank, Monck's Corner, S. C.; married Mar- 
garet Cox, Rowland, N. C., April 25, 1905; member of 
B. P. O. E., is a York Rite Mason and Shriner, a mem- 
ber of the Methodist church. Address, 'Lake City, 
S. C. 

Coward, F. Asbury, physician; born Yorkville, S. C., 
in 1877; graduated from The Citadel, Charleston, S. C., 
1897; M. D., Medical College of S. C., 1900; city phy- 
sician of Charleston, S. C., six months; in practice at 
Columbia, S. C., 1902-05; in Bolivia, South America, 
1905-07, as surgeon for W. R. Grace & Co. of New 
York, railroad builders; returned, 1907, and after some 
post-graduate work, resumed practice at Columbia, 
S. C.; since 1909 has been director of the State Labora- 
tory at Columbia. During World War he served in 
Medical Corps, first as 1st lieutenant and later as cap- 
tain; resumed work at State Laboratory, 1919. Ad- 
dress, Columbia, S. C. 

Craft, Clarence Christian, magnetician, physician; 
born Gaston, S. C., Sept. 28, 1880; son of David Elmore 
and Mary Louisa (Richter) Craft; B. S., S. C. Military 
Academy (The Citadel), 1902; M. D., George Wash- 
ington Univ., 1909; aid U. S. Coast and Geodetic Sur- 
vey, 1903-05, on U. S. S. Patterson, assisting in making 

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soundings for army and navy cable from Cape Flattery 
to Sitka, Alaska, summer of 1903; surveying harbor 
of Kiska, Alentian Islands, summer of 1904, and survey 
of Hawaiian Islands, Oct., 1904-March, 1905; magnetic 
observer in various States, 1905-07; computer Dept. 
Terrestial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Wash- 
ington, to 1909 ; magnetic observer commander Peary's 
auxiliary ship, Erik, July-Oct., 1908, going as for north 
as Etah, Greenland; surgeon and magnetic observer 
aboard yacht Carnegie from August 3, 1909, to June 1, 
1911; since in medical practice; in public health work, 
Florence, S. C., 1914-16. Married Charlotte Maye 
Thomas, Washington, Dec. 6, 1911. Club: Explorers 
(New York). Address, Poston, S. C. 

Craig, James H., State Bank Examiner; born at 
Anderson, S. C., in 1882; son of S. T. and Mamie (Part- 
low) Craig; educated in Anderson public schools, 
North Georgia Agricultural College; became deputy 
Clerk of Court soon after leaving college; elected in 
1906, County Auditor of Anderson County and re- 
elected for a number of terms; upon retiring from 
office he organized the Dime Savings Bank in Anderson 
and ever since has been interested in banking business; 
became assistant State Bank Examiner under I. M. 
Mauldin in 1914, and State Bank Examiner in 1918. 
Married Lucy Barton, Anderson, S. C. Member Odd 
Fellows, K. of P., Red Men. Baptist. Address, An- 
derson, S. C. 

Cromer, George Benedict, lawyer; born in Newberry 
County, S. C., Oct. 3, 1857; son of Thomas H. and P. 
M. Cromer; A. B., Newberry College, 1877, A. M., 1879, 
LL. D., Wittenberg, 1901, Muhlenberg, 1901; professor 
in Newberry College, 1877-81; admitted to bar, Dec., 
1881, practiced law until Jan., 1896; president New- 
berry College, 1896-1904; resumed law practice, 1904; 
married Caro J. Motte, Newberry, S. C., Oct. 11, 1883 
(died 1888) ; married second time Harriet S. Bittle, 
Salem, Va., Nov. 27, 1890 ; mayor of Newberry 1886-90. 
Member American Academy of Political and Social 
Science, National Economic League ; president Trustees 
Newberry College; chairman State Board of Charities 
and Corrections, 1915-19. Address, Newberry, S. C. 

Crosson, Drayton Margart, surgeon, business man; 
born at Prosperity, S. C., September 29, 1858; son of 
John Thomas Pressley and Rosa Catherine (Cook) 

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Crosson; attended the Presperity Academy, Erskine 
College, South Carolina Medical College, University of 
Tennessee, from time to time has taken medical courses 
in Baltimore and New York; president of the Farmers 
& Merchants Bank, Leesville, S. C., chairman of the 
Lexington County Cotton Growers' Assn., served a 
number of years as president of the Lexington County 
Medical Society, has been active in the State Medical 
Assn.; has served as chairman of the Lexington County 
Democratic party; was elected to the State Senate in 
1899 to fill an unexpired term which ended in Novem- 
ber, 1900, was again elected in 1908 for a term of four 
years, and was again elected in November, 1920, for a 
term of four years; while in the Senate, 1908-1912, 
introduced the first highway bill, advocated a State 
Highway Department and engineers, and a license on 
automobiles; volunteered for service with the medical 
reserve corps; married S. C. Bodie, 1883; member of 
Masons, K. of P., Odd Fellows, W. O. W., Methodist 
church. Home, Leesville ,S .C. 

Crouch, Benjamin West, attorney and banker; born 
near Butler church, Edgefield County (now Saluda 
County), 1868; son of Noah and Sarah (Smith) Crouch; 
attended old Field schools and then entered Wofford 
College, completing Junior class; taught school three 
years, member of commission named in ordinance creat- 
ing Saluda County, first Clerk of Court, Saluda County, 
serving four years ; member S. C. Senate, 1906-08, 1912- 
14, delegate to National Democratic Convention in Bal- 
timore, 1912, assistant District Attorney for S. C. two 
years, 1914-15, president Bank of Saluda since its or- 
ganization in October, 1903; chairman Board of Trus- 
tees Saluda High School; during war served as chair- 
man in all Red Cross, Y. M. C. A. and Liberty Loan 
drives; married Daisy Norton, Conway, S. C., Novem- 
ber 11, 1897 ; member of Masonic Club, K. of P. Home, 
Saluda, S. C. 

Cunningham, Tucker J., planter; born at Liberty 
Hill, S. C., in 1850; son of W. C. and Rebecca (Jones) 
Cunningham; grew up on the Cunningham plantation 
and has ever been a deep student of agriculture ; helped 
organize the State Agricultural Society and has since 
its organization been an officer thereof; was State 
phosphate inspector two years; is a planter of note on 
his plantation near Chester, S. C. ; member of the Con- 

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stitutional Convention of 1895; colonel on staff of Gov. 
Ellerbe ; was for ten years chairman of the Board of 
Directors of the State Penitentiary. Married Emily 
Mobley. Address, Chester, S. C. 

Currell, William Spencer, University president ; born 
Charleston, S. C., May 13, 1858; son of William and 
Agnes (Wilkie) Currell; A. B., B. P., Washington and 
Lee University, 1878; A. M., 1879, Ph. D., 1882; LL. D., 
University of Ala. and Davidson College, 1914, and 
University of Florida, 1916; professor English, Hamp- 
den-Sidney College, Va., 1882-86, Davidson College, 
N. C., 1886-95; professor of English and Modern Lan- 
guages, 1895-99; professor English, 1899-1914, Wash- 
ington and Lee Univ., Lexington, Va. ; president Univ. 
of S. C., 1914-. Lecturer on English at Chautauqua 
assembles, etc.; married Sarah Scott, Carrington, Vir- 
ginia, June 28, 1888. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Dantzler, Mortimer Owens, planter, banker; born in 
Orangeburg County, S. C.; son of Olin M. and Caroline 
(Glover) Dantzler; attended Mt. Zion school, Winns- 
boro, S. C., Carolina Military Institute, Charlotte, N. C.; 
proprietor of Pecanway Place, Orangeburg County, S. 
C., president of the No-Filler Fertilizer Co. and of the 
American National Bank; appointed a member of the 
New Welfare Board by the United States Government; 
during World War chairman of the county committee 
in the Second Red Cross campaign; married Emma 
Cornelson, Orangeburg County, S. C.; member of K. of 
P., a York and Scottish Rite Shriner. Home, Orange- 
burg, S. C. 

Davis, Rev. George Edward, minister; born in Balti- 
more, Md.; educated in public schools of Baltimore; 
student at Hall Institute at Sharon, Pennsylvania, grad- 
uated from Crozer Seminary at Chester, Pennsylvania, 
June 3, 1903 ; ordained to Baptist ministry same month 
at First Baptist church, Baltimore; served as pastor at 
Alderson, W. Va., and Clifton Forge, Va., before mov- 
ing to Orangeburg, where he has been since 1910, and 
there has carried on a program of successful material 
and spiritual improvement. Married Katherine Test, 
Sharon, Pennsylvania, Sept. 10, 1894. Address, Or- 
angeburg, S. C. 

Davis, Joe Cabell, Probate Judge; born at Ingleside, 
Va., July 30, 1867; son of Col. Ashley L. and Sallie 
Epps (Cabell) Davis; educated in schools of Danville, 

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Va. ; read medicine under Doctor John R. and Crandall 
Cabell but never followed the profession; traveling 
salesman two years; later focused his attention on in- 
surance; represented Mutual Life Insurance Co. of 
New York; his work brought him to Dillon in 1903, 
where he has settled permanently; since 1912 has been 
Judge of Probate of Dillon County. Married Lucy 
Rebecca Brantley, of Butler, Ga., August 3, 1898; a 
member of K. of P., Odd Fellows, Improved Order of 
Red Men, Junior Order United American Mechanics, 
Moose, W. O. W. Address, Dillon, S. C. 

Davis, William C., lawyer, banker; born near Man- 
ning, S. C., February 12, 1870; son of James E. and 
Anna M. Davis ; graduate of the Citadel, 1889 ; attend- 
ed University of Virginia Law School, admitted to the 
Virginia bar, 1891; returned home and formed part- 
nership with Joseph F. Rhame; formerly a director of 
the Manning Oil Mill, is a director of the Carolina Stock 
Farms Co., president of the First National Bank of 
Manning, S. C.; member of the S. C. Legislature, 1894- 
98, while there a member of the Judiciary Committee ; 
served as captain of Co. D, Second S. C. Volunteers and 
as Judge Advocate; of the Seventh Army Corps during 
the Spanish-American War, during World War was 
chairman of the Clarendon County Council of Defense, 
active in all war campaigns; married Clara J. Huggins, 
Manning, S. C., May 17, 1894. Home, Manning, S. C. 

Dawson, Claude Ivan, consular service ; born Burling- 
ton, la., Oct. 23, 1877; educated high school, Washing- 
ton, D. C.; studied law 7 at Georgetown Univ. for one 
year; with treasury department of insular government 
of P. R., 1899-1904; secretary of a traction company in 
S. C., 1904-08; examiner Interstate Commerce Commis- 
sion, 1908-10; consul at Puerto Cortes, Honduras, 1910- 
12; Valencia, Spain, 1912-15; Tampico, Mex., since 
Oct., 1915; private D. C. militia two years; sergt. Co. 
G, 1st D. C. Volunteers, May-Nov., 1898. Home, Ander- 
son, S. C. Address, American Consulate, Tampico, 
Mexico. 

Dean, Alvin H., lawyer ; born in Spartanburg District 
(now County) in 1863; son of Capt. Alvin H. and Eu- 
genia (Miller) Dean; educated in local schools of 
Reidville and Spartanburg, at Furman University and 
Vanderbilt Univ. (law school) ; admitted to the bar in 

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1884 and has since been in practice at Greenville; 
served as alderman of Greenville, 1892-96; elected to 
State Senate in 1894; was re-elected in 1898 and served 
until 1902; director Norwood National Bank, Green- 
ville ; member K. of P., Elks, Odd Fellows, Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon. Married Lida Byrd, Greenville County, 
March, 1886 (died 1894) ; married again Sallie Preston 
of Virginia, in August, 1898. Address, Greenville, 
S. C. 

DeLoach, William Bratton, attorney; born in Union 
County, May 11, 1866; son of James E. and Elizabeth 
DeLoach ; attended University of S. C. six years ; LL. B. 
degree; member S. C. Legislature from York County, 
1896-1900; special judge, member Public Service Com- 
mission for State of S. C. ; chairman Food Administra- 
tion, chairman Council of Defense, Kershaw County, 
during war; married Josephine S. Kershaw, Camden, 
S. C., June 11, 1895; member of Masons, Knights Tem- 
plars, K. of P., W. O. W., S. A. E. Fraternity. Home, 
Camden, S. C. 

Dennis, Edward Colgate, lawyer ; born in Bishopville, 
S. C., April 10, 1872; son of Dr. Robert E. and Mary G. 
(Green) Dennis; educated Bingham Military School 
(N. C.) ; B. S., Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, Tenn; ad- 
mitted to bar December, 1898; in practice at Philadel- 
phia until 1901; opened offices, and still in practice, at 
Darlington, S. C., Jan. 1, 1901; married Blanche C. 
Moorer, St. George, S. C., April 10, 1907; Mason, K. of 
P., W. O. W.; Methodist. Address, Darlington, S. C. 

Derrick, Sidney Jacob, college president; born at 
Little Mountain, S. C., Nov. 10, 1866; son of Jacob and 
Martha (Kesler) Derrick; attended country schools, 
Newberry College; B. A. and M. A. degrees from New- 
berry College; sometime a professor in, and now presi- 
dent of, Newberry College; member of Boards of Edu- 
cation of Lexington and Newberry Counties, State 
Board of Education, Lutheran Board of Publication; 
delegate to State Democratic Convention, 1914 and 
1920; during World War chairman local board of New- 
berry County, member Red Cross Exchange Committee ; 
married Mary V. Hiller, Pine Ridge, S. C., December 
21, 1898. Home, Newberry, S. C. 

Dial, Nathaniel Barksdale, Senator; born Laurens 
County, S. C., April 24, 1862; son of Capt. Albert and 

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Martha Rebecca (Barksdale) Dial; student Richmond 
(Va.) College, 1878-79, Vanderbilt Univ., 1880-81; 
law student Univ. of Va., 1882-83; began law practice 
1883; formerly member of firm Haskell and Dial, now 
member Dial & Todd ; organized and was president 
Ware Shoals Manufacturing Co., Georgia-Carolina 
Power Co., Laurens Glass Works, Laurens Oil Mill; 
president Enterprise National Bank, Laurens Cotton 
Mills, Reedy River Power Co., Sullivan Power Co., Peo- 
ples Loan and Exchange Bank; married Ruth Mitchell, 
Batesburg, S. C., Nov. 4, 1883 (died 1903) ; married 
second time Josephine Minter, of Laurens, S. C., Oct. 
17, 1906; mayor of Laurens, 1887-91; member State 
Democratic Executive Committee for many years; can- 
didate for U. S. Senate, 1912 (defeated) ; elected U. S. 
Senate Nov., 1918, for term 1919-25. Mason, K. of P. ; 
Presbyterian. Address, Laurens, S. C. 

Dibble, Andrew Comstock, lawyer; born Charleston, 
S. C., August 13, 1849; son of Philander Virgil and 
Frances (Evans) Dibble ; educated in public schools of 
Charleston and Whilden School at Orangeburg; studied 
law in offices of Islar & Dibble in 1868 at age of 19; 
admitted to the bar, 1871, and in practice at Bamberg 
until 1879; in practice at Orangeburg, 1880-85; master 
in equity, Orangeburg County, 1885-96; in law part- 
nership with C. G. Dantzler, 1896-98; in practice for 
himself alone, 1898-1900. Afterwards became and 
served until 1911' as assistant secretary in charge of 
water and light departments of Orangeburg; elected 
Judge of Probate, 1911, of Orangeburg County, served 
until 1916; since 1916 master of equity Orangeburg 
County. Mason, W. O. W. ; married first time Mary 
Jane Clark, Orangeburg, Nov. 8, 1871 ; married second 
time, Rachel Agnes Clark, Dec. 21, 1889. Address, 
Orangeburg, S. C. 

Dick, George William, dentist; born in Stimter 
County (now Lee County), S. C., August 21, 1864; son 
of T. Hasell and Margaret (Cooper) Dick; attended 
Fort Mill Academy, Boys' High School, Charlottesville, 
Va., Davidson College, N. C., University of S. C., re- 
ceived degree Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, 1885; former president of the 
S. C. State Dental Assn., served as a member of the 
State Board of Dental Examiners, the Southern Dental 
Assn., National Assn.; mayor of Stimter, S. C., 1905-07, 

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1 

hjember of S .C. House of Representatives, 1906-15, 
while in the Legislature was chairman of the Ways and 
Means Committee and a member of the State Sinking 
Fund, Commission, a member of the commission to ex- 
amine into the affairs of the State Hospital for the 
Insane, a member of the Legislative commission which 
conferred with President Wilson and others on the pro- 
posed twenty-four million dollar cotton bond issue, for 
four years postmaster of Sumter, S. C.; lieutenant- 
colonel on the staff of Governor Manning ; married Car- 
rie V. Hutchison, Rock Hill, S. C., May 18, 1887. Home, 
Sumter, S. C. 

Dobson, Robert Albertus, attorney; born at York, S. 
C., September 3, 1877; son of William and Elizabeth 
Dobson ; attended country schools, York County, graded 
schools, York, S. C., Baptist High School, York, S. C., 
Furman University, Greenville, S. C. ; B. A. and B. Litt. 
degrees; taught school, York and Williston, S. C.; supt. 
Laurens City Schools; admitted to bar 1904, began 
practice of law in Gaffney in 1909, member law firm 
Otts & Dobson (later Dobson & Varsy) ; member Gen- 
eral Assembly two sessions; moderator Broad River 
Assn., supt. Sunday school First Baptist church, Gaff- 
ney, S. C.; during World War chairman Local Board, 
Cherokee County; married Alice Esther Williams, Lan- 
caster, S. C. ; member Rotary Club, Masons, Shriners, 
K. of P., W. O. W., Junior Order Elks, Red Men. Home, 
Gaffney, S. C. 

Dominick, Fred. H., Congressman; born at Peaks, 
Lexington County, S. C., Feb. 20, 1877; son of Jacob 
L. and Georgianna E. (Minick) Dominick; educated 
South Carolina College (now Univ. of S. C.), and New- 
berry College; admitted to bar, 1898; was law partner 
of Cole. L. Blease, now member firm Dominick & Work- 
man, Newberry, S. C.; delegate, with one exception, to 
every Democratic State Convention during years 1900- 
16; member S. C. House of Representatives, 1901-12; 
served as city attorney, Newberry, S. C., and county 
attorney, Newberry County, S. C.; Assistant Attorney 
General of S. C., 1913-16 (resigned) ; member 65th and 
66th Congress (1917-21) 3rd S. C. District; unmarried. 
Mason (K. T., Shriner), Odd Fellow, Elk, Red Man. 
Lutheran. Home, Newberry, S. C. 

Donaldson, Thomas Quint, army officer; born at 
Greenville, S. C., June 24, 1864; son of T. Q. and Susan 

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B. (Hoke) Donaldson; graduated from U. S. Military 
Academy, 1887; distinguished graduate army school 
of the line, 1909; graduate Army Staff College, 1910; 
command, adj. 2nd Lt. 3rd Cavalry, June 12, 1887; 
2nd Lt. 7th Cavalry, Sept. 1, 1887; 1st Lt. 8th Cavalry, 
Jan. 3, 1895 ; captain, Feb 2, 1901 ; major 12th Cavalry, 
March 21, 1911; transferred to 8th Cavalry, Dec. 27, 
1911 ; to 14th Cavalry, April 1, 1914 ; inspector general, 
Dec. 1, 1915; Lt. Colonel, July 1, 1916; Colonel, July 
12, 1916; Brigadier General (temporarily), Feb. 18, 
1918; participated in campaign against Sioux Indians 
in South Dakota, 1890-91; in action at Wounded Knee 
and White Clay Creek; professor military science and 
tactics, Patrick Military Institute, Anderson, S. C., 1891- 
93, Clemson Agricultural College, Fort Hill, S. C., 1893- 
95; in Cuba, 1898-99, with 8th U. S. Cavalry in Philip- 
pines, 1905-07, 1910-14; assigned to duty Inspector 
General's Department, 1914; arrived in France, Sept. 
1, 1918; Inspector General Service of Supply, Tours, 
France, Sept., 1918-June, 1919; decorated D. S. M., 
Legion of Honor; competition division and army cav- 
alry competitions, 1903-04; member National Cavalry 
rifle team, 1907; Society of Indian Wars; American 
Legion; Methodist. Married Mary Elizabeth Wilson, 
Anderson, S. C., Oct. 26, 1892. Home, Greenville, S. C. 

Douglas, Charles A., lawyer; born in Fairfield Dis- 
trict (now County) in 1862 ; son of John S. and Mar- 
garet (Boyce) Douglas; educated in Erskine College, 
Columbian (George Washington) Univ., LL. B., 1882; 
Georgetown Univ. ; admitted to S. C. T>ar in 1883 and 
began practice at Winnsboro; removed to Columbia in 
1890, where he practiced until 1895; removed to Wash- 
ington, D. C., in 1895 as professor in law in Georgetown 
Univ. ; was attorney for defense in Bonine murder case 
and attorney for defense in the Machen postoffice fraud 
cases; American counsel for Revolutionary party in 
Mexico in 1913; for number of years counsel for Nica- 
raguan Government in United States; counsel for Con- 
tinental Trust Co. of Washington. Member of Univer- 
sity, City, Press, and Washington Country, Lawyers' 
(of New York City), University and American Clubs 
of Moxeco City. Married Augusto Aiken. Address, 
Washington, D. C. 

Douglas, Davison McDowell, college president; born 
at Blackstock, S. C., June 30, 1869; son of Rev. James 

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and Margaret (McDowell) Douglas; A. B., Davidson 
College (N. C.), 1895; Louisville Theological Seminary, 
1895-96; B. D., Columbia (S. C.) Theological Seminary, 
1899; R. M., University of S. C., 1899; studied Prince- 
ton, 1899-1900; Johns Hopkins, 1904-06; ordanied 
Presbyterian ministry, 1900; pastor, Brevard and 
Davidson River churches (N. C.) 1900-04, Maryland 
Ave. church, Baltimore, 1904-11; president Presby- 
terian College, Clinton, S. C., June, 1911-. Member 
Kappa Sigma ; married Lydia Welch, of Pittsburgh, Pa., 
Sept, 16, 1903. Address, Clinton, S. C. 

Dove, William Banks, Secretary of State of S. C.; 
born at Halseville, Fairfield County, S. C., February 28, 
1869; son of Richard Calvin and Nancy Elizabeth 
(Weir) Dove; attended country schools, Leesville Eng- 
lish and Classical Institute, Catawba College, graduate 
of, with degree of A. B., 1896, given honorary degree 
of A. M. from that institution, 1916, took special normal 
courses at the University of Tenn., the Chautauqua 
Assembly of New York; has been a teacher in country 
schools, private high schools, city schools and colleges, 
later superintendent of schools at Reidsville, Lexington, 
and Greenville, organized and was elected president of 
the Association of City School Superintendents at the 
Summer School of the South, Knoxville, Tenn. ; elected 
Secretary of State of S. C., 1916, still holding that posi- 
tion; author of an unaccepted inscription for the 
woman's monument at Columbia; married Carrie E. 
Rowe, Newton, N. C., June 26, 1896; member of Ma- 
sons, K. of P., Junior Order of United American Me- 
chanics, Presbyterian church. Address, Columbia, 
S. C. 

Dozier, James C., business man ; born at Marion, S. C., 
1886; son of John H. and Julia (Best) Dozier; attended 
Wofford College one year; official in the City Wholesale 
Grocery Co., Rock Hill, S. C.; served on the Mexican 
Border as a member of the South Carolina National 
Guard, 1916, served in World War in the United States 
Army as 1st lieutenant in Co. G, 118th Field Artillery, 
Thirtieth Division, officially cited by General Pershing, 
awarded Congressional medal of honor, the British 
Military Cross, the French Croix de Guerre, the medal 
of the French Legion of Honor, and has been made a 
Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, a French order 
founded by Napoleon the First; received honorable dis- 

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charge April 20, 1919; took active part in Victory Loan 
campaign, 1919. Home, Rock Hill, S. C. 

Dreher, Ernest S., teacher; born at Selwood, S. C., 
July 25, 1866 ; son of John Jacob and Martha Elizabeth 
Dreher; graduate of Roanoke College, degree of A. B., 
1888; supt. of Columbia (S. C.) city schools, 1895-1918, 
directed building of all new schools in Columbia 
proper jprincipal Shanghai-American School, Shanghai, 
China, 1919-20; first president Juvenile League, Colum- 
bia, S. C., vice-president Y. M. C. A., Columbia, S. C., 
afterwards president for four years, resigning to go to 
China; president State Y. M. C. A. one year, president 
State Teachers' Assn. one year; with the Army of 
Occupation in Germany, Educational Department, 
1919; married Carrie B. Hyde, Blakely, Ga., July 25, 
1912. Home, Irmo, S. C. 

Dreher, Julius Daniel, consul ; born Lexington Coun- 
ty, S. C., Oct. 28, 1846; son of John Jacob and Martha 
Elizabeth (Counts) Dreher; A. B., Roanoke College 
(Va.), 1871, A. M., 1874; Ph. D., Williams, 1881; 
LL. D., Roanoke, 1905; served as private and lieutenant 
C. S. A. ; taught school three years; assistant professor, 
1871-75, financial secretary, 1875-78, president, 1878- 
1903, Roanoke College; American consul at Tahati, 
Society Islands, 1906-10, at Port Antonio, Jamaica, 
W. I., 1910-13, at Toronto, Canada, 1913-15, at Colon, 
Panama, since Nov. 12, 1915; married Emiline Kirtland 
Richmond, of Scranton, Pa., Sept. 5, 1906; author of 
numerous published addresses on educational topics. 
Home, Irmo, Lexington County, S. C. Address, Ameri- 
can Consulate, Colon, Panama. 

Drummond, Charles M., lawyer; born near Woodruff, 
Spartanburg County, S. C., in 1882; son of Dr. Madison 
W. and Gertrude (Shell) Drummond; graduated from 
the Citadel in 1904; studied law while an instructor at 
Staunton (Va.) Military Institute; admitted to the bar 
in 1909 and began private practice at Woodruff and 
Spartanburg in same year; became member of the law 
firm of Lyles, Daniel & Drummond, Spartanburg, S. C., 
in October, 1918; member of the House of Represen- 
tatives of S. C., 1910-12 ; in charge of three Liberty Loan 
campaigns, chairman of Council of Defense, in charge 
of War Savings Stamps campaign, Woodruff Town- 

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ship, Spartanburg County, during World War ; married 
Virginia May, Staunton, Va. ; Mason, K. of P., Presby- 
terian. Address, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Duncan, D'Arcy Paul, planter ; born in Mecklenburg 
County, Va., 1846; son of David and Alice Amanda 
(Piedmont) Duncan; attended the Citadel; president 
of the South Carolina State Agricultural and Mechan- 
ical Society, former member of the State Railroad Com- 
mission; in 1876 elected a member of the Union County 
Board of Commissioners; during the Civil War served 
with the Citadel Cadets pf the State Troops on James' 
Island; married Carrie C. Gist, 1867 (died 1876), sec- 
ond, Kate Richardson, Sumter, S. C., 1881. Home, 
Columbia, S. C. 

Duncan, Thomas Carey, State Senator, business man ; 
born in Union District (now County), July 5, 1862; son 
of Bishop William Wallace Duncan; graduated from 
Wofford College in 1881 ; on leaving college engaged 
in mercantile business, 1881-93; in 1893 turned his 
attention to cotton industry, organized Union Cotton 
Mills, Buffalo Cotton Mills and later on Union Cotton 
Mill No. 2; operated all three mills until 1905; helped 
to build Seneca Cotton 1 Mill at Seneca and was its 
operator; helped to build and active in management of 
Orangeburg Cotton Mills at Orangeburg, and DeKalb 
Cotton Mill at Camden; for past 15 years he has de- 
voted his efforts to the building up of general busi- 
nesses, one of which is Union Ice and Cold Storage Co. 
Member House of Representatives of S. C., 1892-93, and 
1916-18; elected State Senator from Union County in 
1918. Married Fannie A. Merriman, Greenwood, in 
1885. Mason, Shriner, Methodist. Address, Union, 
S. C. 

Duncan, Walter E., Comptroller General of S. C.; 
born at Columbus, Ga., January 13, 1884; son of John 
and Julia (Ware) Duncan; attended schools at Colum- 
bus, Ga. ; reporter on Enquirer-Sun, Columbus, Ga., 
1901, Atlanta (Ga.) News following year, published 
weekly paper at Aiken, S. C., for a short time, later 
owner of the Rome (Ga.) Herald, which he sold, re- 
turning in 1908 to Columbus, writing editorials for The 
Enquirer-Sun during 1908; has served in various capa- 
cities the Savannah Morning News, Augusta Herald, 
Augusta Chronicle, first as city editor, then as night 

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editor; the Washington (D. C.) Herald, the Washing- 
ton Times, Columbia (S. C.) State, Baltimore American, 
Columbia (S. C.) Record as asssociate editor and for 
some time connected with it as contributing editor; 
founded the Aiken (S. C.) Standard, a weekly news- 
paper; served as director of the S. C. Development 
Board, elected Comptroller General, August, 1920; 
author of a number of articles and short stories to mag- 
azines, "The Fourth at Bridge," a volume of short 
stories; during World War secretary to Governor Rich- 
ard I. Manning, educational director, U. S. Food Ad- 
ministrator for S. C., member of S. C. Council of De- 
fense; married Bessie Alderman, Aiken, S. C., Decem- 
ber 7, 1904. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

DuPre, Arthur Mason, teacher; born at Abbeville, S. C., 
November 22, 1869; son of J. F. C. and M. P. DuPre; 
attended Abbeville graded school, Wofford College, 
summer work at Vanderbilt, Chicago and Cornell Uni- 
versities; A. B. and A. M. degrees; president Intercol- 
legiate Prohibition Assn., chairman of Committee of 
One Hundred on Prohibition in S. C., member Board of 
Trustees of Epworth Orphanage, dean and acting pres- 
ident (1920) of Wofford College, headmaster of Wof- 
ford Fitting School, 1897-1912; married Caroline E. 
Chambers, Gainesville, Ga., June, 1905 ; member of K. A. 
Fraternity, Masons, K. of P. Home, Spartanburg, S. 
C., Wofford Campus. 

DuPre, Daniel Allston, college professor ; born Eagle 
Point, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, May 15, 1848 ; 
son of Warren and Mary A. (Sydnor) DuPre; A. B., 
Wofford College, Spartanburg, S. C., 1869, A. M., 1871 ; 
studied at Univ. of Edinburgh, 1875-77; married Helen 
Capers Stevens, Charleston, S. C., Jan. 8, 1880 ; profes- 
sor physics and geology, Wofford College, since 1877. 
Methodist. Home, Spartanburg, S. C. 

DuPre, Ernest M., business man; born at Due West, 
Jan. 20, 1876; son of B. Clark and Margaret W. (Bar- 
more) DuPre; educated in public schools and at Clem- 
son College; was employed as printer on Southern 
Presbyterian and the Christian Advocate for a time; 
was next employed by the Escott-Mclntosh Wholesale 
Grocery House for six years, then joined E. A. Beal 
Grocery Co. ; after this organized a wholesale fruit and 
produce concern, The Ernest M. DuPre Co., of which 

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he is sole owner; now identified with the DuPre Auto 
Co. and DuPre Tractor Co.; takes active part in civic 
affairs of Columbia ; was member of City Council eight 
years; was supervisor of the census for the Seventh 
District in 1910; is a director of National Loan and 
Exchange Bank ; is member of S. C. Automotive Trade 
Assn., Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Married 
Annie I. Jones, Columbia, S. C., June, 1898. Mason, 
Knights Templar, Shriner. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

DuRant, Charlton, lawyer, banker, business man; 
born at Bluffton, Ga., 1874; son of E. C. and Virginia 
(Tinsley) DuRant; attended common schools, studied 
law, admitted to the bar in 1897; a member of the firm 
Wilson & DuRant, 1897-1906, since 1916 a member of 
the firm DuRant & Elder Company; president of the 
Home Bank & Trust Co., Manning, S. C., member of 
the firm DuRant & Floyd, attorney and manager of the 
Clarendon Building & Loan Assn., president of the 
Clarendon Telephone Co. ; a member of the State Sen- 
ate, 1916-18. Home, Manning, S. C. 

DuRant, Edward Wilson, dentist; born in Williams- 
burg County, S. C., August 31, 1882 ; son of J. W. and 
Mary E. (Snowden) DuRant; graduated from Atlanta 
Dental College, 1908, with degree D. D. S. ; began prac- 
tice at Georgetown, S. C. ; is now serving third appoint- 
ment as chairman Board of Fisheries of S. C. Metho- 
dist; married Elizabeth Katharine Doyle, Georgetown, 
S. C., Nov. 11, 1911. Address, Georgetown, S. C. 

DuRant, Edward W., Jr.; born at Stillwater, Minne- 
sota, 1864; graduate of Yale University, 1887; presi- 
dent of the Pine Grove Live Stock Co., the Pine Grove 
Club, the Southern Stock and Farming Co., vice-presi- 
dent of the E. P. Burton. Lumber Co., secretary-treas- 
urer of the Cooper River Corporation, president of the 
Filbin Corporation; served as collector of customs for 
the port of Charleston, 1909-13; married Nannie Por- 
cher, daughter of William Porcher Miles, Charleston, 
S. C.; member of the Charleston Chamber of Com- 
merce, Country Club. Address, Charleston, S. C. 

Dwight, David G., manufacturer ; born at Winnsboro, 
S. ., 1871 ; son of William Moultrie and Elizabeth (Gail- 
lard) Dwight; attended Mt. Zion College, Winnsboro, 
S. C., the Citadel, graduate of, 1890; formerly com- 
mandant of Porter Military Academy, Charleston, S. 

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C., president of the Association of Graduates of the 
Citadel, 1918-20, now general manager and treasurer 
of the McCabe Fertilizer Co., Charleston, S. C.; mar- 
ried Susan Chisolm, Charleston, S. C.; member of St. 
Michael's church, Charleston, S. C. Home, Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Earle, Samuel Broadus, mechanical engineer, teach- 
er; born in Greenville County, S. C., March 11, 1878; 
son of Thomas John and Eliza Jane (Kennedy) Earle; 
attended Furman University, graduate of with degree 
of A. B., and A. M., 1899, Cornell University, graduate 
of with degree of Mechanical Engineer, 1902 ; became 
assistant professor in mechanical engineering at Clem- 
son College, 1902, later made associate professor, in 
1910 made professor of mechanical engineering and 
director of the engineering department, has acted as 
president in the absence of that official; married Susan 
Hall Sloan, December 22, 1908; member of American 
Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Association 
for the Promotion of Engineering Education, Baptist 
church. Address, Clemson College, S. C. 

Edmunds, Samuel Henry, educator; born at Mill 
Grove, Richland County, S. C., May 28, 1870; son of 
Rev. Nicholas William and Mary Claudia (Leland) 
Edmunds; educated in the public schools of Sumter; 
A. B., Davidson College, 1890; post-graduate work 
Columbia University, New York City and University of 
Chicago; Litt. D., Presbyterian College of S. C., 1914, 
Wofford College, 1916; principal Sumter City Schools, 
1890-1893; principal Presbyterian High School for 
Boys, Rock Hill, S. C., 1893-1895; superintendent Sum- 
ter City Schools since 1895, at which place he success- 
fully introduced a system of military training in the 
high school; appointed member of State Board of Edu- 
cation by the Governor in 1916; chosen Federal State 
director of United States Boys' Working Reserve; 
chairman S. C. Educational Research Commission, ap- 
pointed through Milton Fairchild of Washington, D. C. 
Married Eliza Champion Davis, Dec. 24, 1896. Mem- 
ber Masonic Order, K. of P., Presbyterian church. 
Address, Sumter, S. C. 

Efird, Cyprian Melanchthon, lawyer; born in Lex- 
ington County, S. C., December 18, 1856; son of Daniel 
and Henrietta M. (Dreher) Efird; attended Pine Ridge 
Academy, Newberry College, graduate of, 1877, studied 

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law and admitted to the bar, 1882; has practiced law 
since then at Lexington; member of S. C. Senate, 1892- 
96 ; member of Constitutional Convention of 1895, State 
Supreme Court Reporter, 1896-1908; has served as a 
trustee of Newberry College, as a member of the Board 
of Directors of the Theological Seminary of the United 
Synod of the South ; married Carrie Boozer, Lexington 
County, S. C., December 28, 1882. Home, Lexington, 
S. C. 

Efird, Daniel Franklin, farmer; born in Lexington, 
County, S. C., January 25, 1861; son of Daniel and 
Henrietta (Dreher) Efird; attended local schools, Pine 
Ridge Academy, Newberry College three years; a 
member of the executive committee, then general super- 
intendent for nine years, and since May 13, 1913, sec- 
retary of the South Carolina State Fair Assn.; member 
of the S. C. House of Representatives, 1896-1904, elected 
to S. C. Senate in 1904 and retired from that body vol- 
untarily at the expiration of his term in 1908 ; was chosen 
chairman of the Lexington County Democratic Party, 
holding this position for six years ; served as lieutenant 
of a local militia company; during World War chair- 
man of the local draft board; in 1814 became a charter 
member of the United Lutheran Synod of the South; 
in 1919 one of the three selected on th general com- 
mittee of the United Lutheran Church of America to 
look after the printing of that body; member of K. of 
P., Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Address, Lex- 
ington, S. C. 

Egleston, William, physician; born at Winnsboro, S 
C., Sept. 2, 1873; son of DuBose and Louise (Aiken) 
Egleston; educated at Mt. Zion School, Winnsboro, 
S. C.; Univ. of the South, Sewanee; M. D., medical 
department, Univ. of Tennessee, Nashville, 1898; prac- 
ticed at Barnwell until 1900; in 1900 removed to and 
has since been in practice at Hartsville; physician for 
Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line Railways; 
president Peoples Bank of Hartsville; member State 
Board of Health; County, State and American Medical 
Ass'ns. ; Cincinnati, New England and Huguenot Soci- 
eties. Mason; married Annie Bonham Aldrich, of 
Barnwell, in 1900. Address, Hartsville, S. C. 

Eldridge, Harold Francis, advertising agent; born at 
Baltimore, Md., December 25, 1879; son of Frank R. 
and Viola (League) Eldridge; attended Baltimore Pub- 

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lie Schools, St. John's Academy, Haddonfield, N. J., 
Maryland Institute School of Art and Design, Charcoal 
Club Art School, private instructions in art under L. C. 
C. Krieger; began work in the advertising department 
of the Baltimore American, then of the Baltimore News, 
moving to Columbia in 1908 and became advertising 
manager of the Columbia State, opening office of H. F. 
Eldridge Advertising Service in 1918; author of "Mak- 
ing Advertising Pay," second edition, contributor to 
several publications, on various phases of advertising; 
delegate to Associated Advertising Clubs of the World ; 
married Jessie E. Standiford, Baltimore, Md., 1909; 
member of Rotary Club, Associated Advertising Clubs 
of the World, Minute Men of Columbia, S. C. Home, 
Columbia, S. C. 

Elliott, McPherson G., physician; born at Beaufort, 
S. C., April 6, 1872; son of William Waight and Eliza- 
beth Martha (Gregorie) Elliott; attended Porter Mili- 
tary Academy, S. C. Medical College, graduate of, with 
degree of M. D., 1898; has practiced his profession at 
Beaufort, S. C., since 1898; married Janie T. Holmes, 
Charleston, S. C., 1899; member of Beaufort County 
Medical Society, S. C. State Medical Society, American 
Medical Assn., is a Royal Arch Mason. Home, Beau- 
fort, S. C. 

Elliott, Thomas Ketchin, banker, manufacturer; born 
in Fairfield District (now County), October 8, 1855; 
son of Henry Laurens Eliott; educated in county schools 
and at Virginia Military Institute, graduating there- 
from in 1875; began as teller in Winnsboro National 
Bank; now president thereof; president of Fairfield 
Cotton Mills, Winnsboro, and Wylie Mills, Chester. 
Presbyterian ; married Carrie Aiken. Address, Winns- 
boro, S. C. 

Elliott, William, lawyer; born at Beaufort, S. C., 
March 30, 1872; son of William and Sarah Elliott; 
attended Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Va., Uni- 
versity of Virginia, graduate of, 1893, soon after ad- 
mitted to the S. C. bar; began practice at Beaufort, but 
later moved to Columbia, S. C.; has represented as 
attorney the Capital City Mills, Richland Cotton Mills, 
Granby Cotton Mills, Pacific Cotton Mills, Columbia 
Street Railway, Light and Power Co. ; commissioned a 
lieutenant of the navy, 1898, serving in the Spanish- 
American War; during World War Federal Food Ad- 

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ministrator for S. C. ; married Leila G. Sams, Beaufort, 
S. C., November 15, 1900; member of Delta Psi Fra- 
ternity, Masons. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Epps, Edwin Christopher, banker; born at Kingstree, 
S. C., April 7, 1873; son of William and Mary (Watts) 
Epps; attended common schools, Bennett School, 
Charleston, S. C., Patrick Military Institute, Anderson, 
S. C., won gold medal prize in business course at P. M. 
I.; cashier Bank of Kingstree, 1901-06, cashier Bank 
of Williamsburg, 1906-21, merchant 1894-01, school 
Board of Trustees, Kingstree, president Williamsburg 
County Fair Assn., Executive Committeeman, Kingstree 
Board of Trade, honorary member Kingstree Tobacco 
Board of Trade, organizer and first president Kingstree 
R. E. and Ins. Co., State Senator, Williamsburg County, 
1910-18, served on Committee of Education, Finance 
Committee and chairman of Committee on Banking and 
Insurance, member S. C. Board of Fisheries, 1919 to 
date; County Chairman Liberty Loan Organization; 
Past Chancellor K. of P., member A. F. M. Home, 
Kingstree, S. C. 

Epps, Ralph Dickson, lawyer; born in Williamsburg 
County, October 12, 1876; son of Isaac and Charlotte 
Susan (Dickson) Epps; educated at public schools and 
the Citadel, graduating therefrom in 1897; graduated 
in law at the Univ. of S. C. in 1904; after graduating 
from the Citadel taught school for several years (two 
in Philippine Islands) ; admitted to the bar in 1904 and 
began practice at Sumter in 1905; served as a member 
of the House of Representatives of S. C., 1912-14, and 
as State Senator, 1914-18; is a director of Y. M. C. A. 
at Sumter, trustee of M. E. church; member of Fort- 
nightly Club, K. of P., W. O. W., Masons, Knights 
Templar, Omar Temple of Mystic Shrine. Married 
Evelyn Paxton Merrimon at Cokesbury, March 18, 1908. 
Address, Sumter, S. C. 

Evans, John Gary, ex-Governor; born at Cokesbury, 
S. C., Oct. 15, 1863; son of Nathan George and Ann 
Victoria Evans; educated Union College, Schenectady, 
New York, class of 1883 ; read law under Judge W. T. 
Gary, Augusta, Ga.; admitted to bar, Dec., 1886; 
elected S. C. House of Representatives, 1888, 1890, 
Senate, 1892; Governor of S. C., 1894-97; president S. 
C. Constitutional Convention, 1895 ; director and attor- 
ney Bank of Commerce, Spartanburg, S. C. ; major and 

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inspector-general, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, Span- 
ish-American War, 1898; transferred to staff of Major 
General William Ludlow, Havana, Cuba; assisted in 
organizing civic government for Havana after the war; 
delegate-at-large from S. C. to Democratic National 
Convention, 1896; delegate, 1900; delegate-at-large, 
1912-16; chairman State Democratic^ Executive Com- 
mittee, 1912-16; chairman City Democracy; member 
Democratic National Committee for S. C., 1918-. Mar- 
ried Emily Mansfield Plume, Waterbury, Conn., Dec. 
17, 1897. Member American Bar Assn., S. C. Bar 
Assn., S. C. Historical Assn., Delta Phi. Clubs: Spar- 
tan City, Spartanburg County, and Crust Breakers. 
Address, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Eve, Edward A., manufacturer; born in Aiken Coun- 
ty, S. C., 1873; son of William R. and Elizabeth (Ham- 
mond) Eve; attended Beech Island (S. C.) schools, 
University of Va.; one of organizers and now general 
manager of the Sea Island Cotton Oil Co., Charleston, 
S. C.; married Saidee Ancrum, Camden, S. C. Home, 
Charleston, S. C. 

Fairey, George Washington, farmer, business man ; 
born near Branchville, S. C., November 11, 1853; son 
of John F. Fairey; attended common schools; a director 
of the St. Matthews National Bank, vice-president and 
director of the Farmers Bank and Trust Co., St. Mat- 
thews, S. C., a member of the S. C. Cotton Assn.; a 
member of the S. C. House of Representatives, 1898- 
1900, again elected to that body in 1919 to fill a va- 
cancy; one of twelve commissioners having in charge 
the establishment of Calhoun County; served as a lieu- 
tenant in the "Red Shirt" Brigade of 1876; during 
World War active in Liberty Loan campaigns; married 
Annie Griffiths, Branchville, S. C. (died, 1881), 2nd, 
Harriet E. Weeks, Lone Star, S. C., 1884. Home, St. 
Matthews, S. C. 

Fairey, Joseph Koger, physician; born in Orange- 
burg County, S. C., February 28, 1868; son of Philip 
W. Fairey; attended South Carolina College, S. C. Med- 
ical College, Charleston, S. C., graduate of, with degree 
of M. D., 1891; chairman of the Board of School Trus- 
tees, St. Matthews, S. C.; during World War medical 
member of the Calhoun County Exemption Board; 
married Florence Holman Keller, Creston, S. C., April 

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16, 1891 ; member of County, State, and American 
Medical Assns., a Knight Templar Mason. Home, St. 
Matthews, S. C. 

Featherstone, Claudius Cyprian, lawyer; born at 
Charlton Hall, Laurens County, S. C., December 1, 
1864; son of J. C. C. and/ Eugenia Addie (Sullivan) 
Featherstone ; attended public schools, W. J. Ligon's 
High School, Anderson, S. C.; acted as special judge, 
Court of Common Pleas, now judge of Greenwood 
County Court; member of General Conference of Meth- 
odist church twice, supt. of Sunday schools, chairman 
Board of Stewards of Methodist church, frequently on 
Board of Trustees of Greenwood City Schools; active 
in war work during World War; married Lucretia 
Pitts, Laurens, S. C., October 10, 1893; member of 
Masons, K. of P., Shriners, Rotary Club. Home, Green- 
wood, S. C. 

Ferguson, William Dorrough, physician; born in 
Laurens, Feb. 22, 1872 ; son of John Williams and Mary 
Catherine (Dorrough) Ferguson; educated at Univ. of 
S. C. ; M. D., Medical College of S. C., 1897, was interne 
in the City Hospital of Charleston one year; two years 
at New York and Philadelphia; began practice at Laur 
rens in 1900; is member of several medical Assns; 
Mason, K. of P., Presbyterian; married Claudia Irby, 
of Laurens, in Nov., 1903. Address, Laurens, S. C. 

Ficken, John F., lawyer; born at Charleston, S. C., 
June 16, 1843; son of John F. Ficken; attended private 
schools at Charleston, S. C., College of Charleston, 
graduate of, with degree of A. B.; a student of law 
with Col. John Phillips and later at the University of 
Berlin, Germany; admitted to the bar, 1868; is practic- 
ing law at the present time with his son, Henry H. Ficken 
and H. L. Erckman; one of the directors and general 
counsel for the S. C. Inter-State and West Indian Expo- 
sition, in 1902, made president of S. C. Loan & Trust Co., 
is president of the Board of Trustees of the College 
of Charleston, Charleston Library, Carolina Art 
Assn., St. John's Lutheran church, formerly a mem- 
ber of the Board of Commissioners of the S. C. 
Institution for the Education of the Deaf, Dumb 
and Blind, a trustee of Newberry College, vice- 
president of the Board of Trustees of S. C. Medical 
College ; a member of the S. C. House of Representa- 
tives, 1876-91; mayor of Charleston, 1891-95; a dele- 

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gate to the National Democratic Convention at St. 
Louis, Mo., 1876; served in the Confederate Army dur- 
ing the Civil War; married Margaret Buckingham 
Horlbeck (died); second, Emma Julia Blum; a 33rd 
degree Mason, also served as one of the District Deputy 
Grand Masters of the Grand Lodge of Masons of South 
Carolina. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Fishburne, Skottowe Bellinger, physician ; born at 
Johnsonville, Williamsburg County; son of Rev. Charles 
Carroll and Mary Isabel (Bellinger) Fishburne; edu- 
cated in Carlisle Fitting School, Bamberg, and Univ. 
of S. C.; M. D., Medical College of S. C., 1900; began 
practice at Columbia in 1900; for six years county phy- 
sician of Richland County; city health officer of Colum- 
bia -three years, 1915-1918; since 1918 has been an 
eye, nose and throat specialist, following post-graduate 
work in New York; was captain in Medical Reserve 
Corps, Camp Gordon, Ga., during late war; member 
Columbia Medical Society, State and Southern Medical 
Assn's. Married Marion Lee Green, of Columbia, Nov. 
11, 1903. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

FitzSimons, Christopher, manufacturer; born at 
Charleston, S. C., January 26, 1856; son of Christopher 
and Susant Milliken (Barker) FitzSimons; attended 
Charleston public schools, Carolina Military Institute, 
Charlotte, N. C.; civil engineer, 1878-80, manager at 
Columbia, S. C., for the Southern Oil Co., 1889-1901, 
negotiated sale of the Southern Cotton Oil Co. to 
the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co., one of the largest 
business transactions ever recorded in South Carolina ; 
since this consolidation, division manager at Columbia, 
S. C.; president of Interstate Cotton Seed Crushers' 
Assn., 1904-05; president of S. C. Cotton Seed Crushers' 
Assn., 1907-08, at present a member of its executive 
committee; married Frances Motte Huger, Charleston, 
S. C., February 12, 1890; member of Columbia and 
Ridgewood Clubs. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

FitzSimons, W. Huger, lawyer; born at Charleston, 
S. C., January 8, 1861 ; son of Christopher and Susan 
Milliken (Barker) FitzSimons; graduate of College of 
Charleston, 1881, studied law in the City of New York 
and Charleston, S. C., admitted to the bar, 1883; since 
1916 has had as a law partner his son, S. G. FitzSimons ; 
married Anne Palmer Cain, Pinopolis, S. C., January, 
1887. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

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Fleming, B. W., Catholic priest; born at Charleston, 
S. C., October 16, 1870; attended the parochial schools 
at Charleston, St. Charles College, Ellicott City, Md., 
'Mt. St. Mary's College, Emmittsburg, Md., graduate 
of, with degree of A. B., studied theology at St. Mary's 
Seminary, from which he was ordained, June 24, 1900, 
at Charleston, S. C. by the Right Rev. H. P. Northrop, 
bishop of Charleston ; first appointment was to Colum- 
bia, S. C., where he served nine years, then transferred 
to Spartanburg, S. C., then two years later was trans- 
ferred to Stella Maris church, Sullivan's Island, where 
he has since remained. Address, Charleston, S. C., Sul- 
livan's Island. 

Fletcher, Orlin Altman, clergyman, educator; born 
Scottland, Brant County, Ontario, Canada, July 29, 1847 ; 
son of David Calvin and Margaret Smith Fletcher; 
educated under private tutor; B. D. and B. A., Chicago 
University (now Univ. of Chicago), 1883; M. A., Col- 
gate, 1886; D. D., Shurtleff College, Upper Alton, 111., 
1889; ordained Baptist ministry, 1876, pastor Spring 
Lake, Mich., 1876; Allegan, 1877; Caro, 1880; Ottowa, 
111., 1882; Aurora, 1886; Springfield, 1888; secretary 
Baptist Missionary Union, 1893; supply pastor, Con- 
necticut, 1899; Chicopee Falls, Mass., 1903; professor 
philosophy and political science, Furman University, 
Greenville, S. C., since 1908; lecturer philosophy, Grove 
City (Pa.) College, summers 1913-17; also at Southern 
Baptist Theological Seminary, 1916; member American 
Philos. Assn.; author: "Resurrection of Jesus," 1905; 
"Introduction to Philosophy," 1913. Married Lillian 
Reynolds, Ann Arbor, Mich, (died, Dec., 1874) ; mar- 
ried again in March, 1877, to Eva Emery, Spring Lake, 
Mich. Address, 440 University Ridge, Greenville, S. C. 

Floyd, John F., undertaker, mayor; born in York 
District (now County) in 1866; educated in schools of 
Spartanburg; entered furniture and undertaking busi- 
ness in 1894; since 1908 has been interested solely in 
undertaking business; mayor of Spartanburg since 
1905; married Leita Russell of Spartanburg. Member 
of Masons, Elks, Woodmen, Red Men. Address, Spar- 
tanburg, S. C. 

Frampton, William McLeod, planter, stockman; bprn 
on the McLeod plantation, James' Island, S. C., 1876; 
son of James and Annie (McLeod) Frampton; attended 
private schools in Charleston, Clemson College; select- 

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ed first county demonstration agent for Charleston 
County ; two years agricultural secretary of the Charles- 
ton Chamber of Commerce, pioneer in establishing 
boys' corn and pig clubs, agricultural officer of the 
Citizens Bank of Charleston; secretary of the Charles- 
ton Branch of the S. C. Cotton Assn., secretary and 
treasurer of the Agricultural Society of S. C., secretary 
of the S. C. Development Board ; married Isabelle Addi- 
son, Aiken, S. C.; member of American Legion, Pres- 
byterian church. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Eraser, Thomas Boone, judge; born at Sumter, S. C., 
June 21, 1860; son of Thomas and Sarah Margaret 
(Mclver) Fraser; A. B. degree from Davidson College, 
N. C., 1881; read law under father, admitted to S. C. 
bar, 1883 ; member of S. C. House of Representatives, 
1900-12, chairman Judiciary Committee five years 
while in House, Associate Justice of Supreme Court of 
S. C., since 1912, member of S. C. Bar Assn.; married 
Emma Edmunds, Sumter, S. C., December 16, 1886; 
member of Presbyterian church. Address, Sumter, 
S. C. 

Fretwell, Joseph J., business man ; born near Ander- 
son, S. C., March 21, 1850; son of Joseph Y. and Nancy 
Louisa (Russell) Fretwell; attended old fieM schools 
near his home; in 1872 became a partner with Sylvester 
Bleckley in the merchandise business, being New York 
buyer of the concern, aided in developing mica mines 
of Anderson County. Home, Anderson, S. C. 

Frierson, James Nelson, lawyer, university professor ; 
born at Stateburg, Sumter County, S. C., February 6, 
1874; son of James Julian and Elizabeth (Nelson) 
Frierson; attended Porter Military Academy, Hobart 
College, Geneva, N. Y., Columbia University, New York 
City ; B. L. and LL. B. degrees from Hobart College and 
Columbia University, respectively; professor of law at 
University of S. C. from 1908 to 1920; became dean of 
the University Law Department in 1920; member of 
law firm of Barren, McKay, Frierson & McCants; dur- 
ing World War active in Liberty Loan campaigns and 
War Camp Community Service ; married Louise Dwight 
Mazyck, Charleston, S. C., February 19, 1901; member 
of Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity, 
Phi Delta Phi Fraternity Kosmos Club, Columbia, S. C. 
Address, 1928 Pendleton St., Columbia, S. C. 

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Frost, Frank Ravenel, lawyer; born at Society Hill, 
S. C., October 17, 1863 ; son of Elias Horry and Frances 
Ravenel Frost; attended private schools at Charleston, 
S. C., spent one year at Sewanee, Tenn., received A. B. 
degree from Harvard University, 1886, read law in the 
office of Smythe & Lee; admitted to the bar in 1888; 
member of the firm of Smythe, Lee & Frost, 1888-1911, 
since then has practiced alone ; trustee of Porter Mili- 
tary Academy, chancellor of the Episcopal church for 
the Diocese of South Carolina, has served as a member 
of the Charleston School Board; chairman of the 
Charleston Democratic Convention, 1914, chairman of 
the Charleston City Democratic Executive Committee, 
1919; served in Spanish-American War as a captain 
in the Third Regiment of the United States Volunteer 
Infantry; married Celestine H. Preston, 1900; member 
of Charleston Club, Country Club, Carolina Yacht Club. 
Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Fulmer, Hampton Pitts, farmer, merchant, banker; 
born at Springfield S. C., June 23, 1875 ; son of J. Riley 
Fulmer; attended Springfield High /School, Massey 
Business College, Columbus, Ga. ; president Farmers 
National Bank, Farmers Warehouse Co., Fulmer- 
Jones Co., all of Norway, S. C. ; mayor of Norway, 
S. C., member S. C. House /of Representatives from 
Orangeburg County, 1916-20, elected to U. S. House of 
Representatives from Seventh Congressional District, 
November 2, 1920, served on Banking and Insurance 
and Ways and Means Committees while in S. C. House 
of Representatives; during World War chairman Lib- 
erty Loan campaigns, Willow Township ; married Willa 
E. Lybrand, Wagener, S. C., October 20, 1901 ; member 
of Masons, W. O. W., Moose. Home, Orangeburg, 
S. C. 

Gadsden, Philip Henry, lawyer; born in Charleston, 
S. C., in 1867 ; son of Christopher and Florida Gadsden ; 
educated in Holy Communion Church Institute (Porter 
Mil. Acad.) ; A. B., S. C. College (Univ. of S. C.), 1888 
and law student in same institution; admitted to the 
bar in 1889 ; first a clerk of and later a partner of T. M. 
Mordecai ; made vice-president of the Charleston Con- 
solidated Railway, Gas and Electric Co. in 1899 ; made 
president of the Roanoke Navigation and Power Co., 
Weldon, N. C., in 1903; made vice-president of the 
Charleston Light and Water Co. in 1905 ; member House 

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of Representatives from Charleston County, 1892-1898; 
made vice-president Charleston Chamber of Commerce 
in 1907; that same year went to Germany as represen- 
tative from Charleston on matters of immigration. 
Mason, K. of P., Episcopalian. Married Sallie Pelzer 
Inglesby in 1895 (died 1900). Address, Charleston, 
S. C. 

Galloway, Charles) Mills, civil service commissioner ; 
born Fender County, N. C., Aug. 15, 1875; son of 
Charles Mills and Ellen (Register) Galloway; LL. B., 
University of S. C., 1907 ; news editor The State, Colum- 
bia, S. C., 1904-09 ; secretary to Senator E. D. Smith of 
S. C., 1909-13; member civil service commission, June 
20, 1913-Sept. 7, 1919; resigned to practice law at 
Washington. Married Lydia McNulty, of Columbia, 
S. C., Oct. 23, 1903; member S. C. Bar Assn., Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon; Episcopalian. Clubs: University, Na- 
tional Press. Home, Columbia, S. C. Address, Uni- 
versity Club, Washington, D. C. 

Gary, Eugene Blackburn, judge; born at Cokesbury, 
S. C., August 22, 1854 ; son of Dr. Franklin F. and Mary 
Carolin (Blackburn) Gary; brother of Frank Boyd 
Gary; A. B., S. C. College, 1872; (LL. D., Univ .of S. C., 
1915) ; studied law; admitted to bar; member S. C. Leg- 
islature, 1889; Lieut.-Gov., 1890-93; elected associate 
justice Supreme Court of S. C., Dec., 1893; was elected 
Chief Justice Jan., 1914; present term of office expires 
Aug. 1, 1924. Present address, Abbeville, S. C. 

Gary, Frank Boyd, ex-Senator; born Cokesbury, S. C., 
March 9, 1860; son of Dr. Franklin F. and Mary Caro- 
lin (Blackburn) Gary; educated at Cokesbury Confer- 
ence School and Union College; withdrew from Union 
College in senior year because of ill health ; admitted to 
bar, 1881, and since has been practicing at Abbeville, 

5. C. ; member S. C. House of Representatives, 1890- 
1900; speaker of House, 1895-1900; member Constitu- 
tional Convention, 1895; elected U. S. Senator, March 

6, 1908, for unexpired term of A. C. Latimer, deceased; 
delegate-at-large to Democratic National Convention, 
Denver, Col., 1908; now judge 8th Circuit, S. C. Mar- 
ried Maria Lee Evans, Florence, S. C., Jan. 7, 1897. 
Methodist. Present address, Abbeville, S. C. 

Gasque, Allard Henry, educator; born in Florence 
County, March 8, 1873; son of Wesley and Martha 
(Kirton) Gasque; educated in public schools, gradu- 

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ated from Univ. of S. C., 1901, took post-graduate work 
in 1902 ; taught school in country districts of Florence 
County three years before attending college; after 
graduation from Univ. of S. C. was principal of Waver- 
ley School (Columbia), 1902; was chosen superintend- 
ent of education of Florence County upon completion 
of his post-graduate work and was re-elected five suc- 
cessive times for two-year terms; elected in 1916 for a 
four-year term; former president of State Teachers' 
Assn; married Bessie Hawley, of Richland County, 
,March 5, 1908; member State Executive Committee of 
Democratic party eight years. Mason, K. of P., Junior 
Order of American Mechanics. Baptist. Address, 
Laurens, S. C. 

Gasque, Lonnie Murdock, lawyer; born at Marion, 
S. C., Sept. 25, 1865 ; son of Eli Henry and Sallie (Shaw) 
Gasque ; educated in Marion High School ; Univ. of 
S. C.; Wofford College; in business with his father 
until 1904; studied law under J. Monroe Johnson; 
admitted to bar in 1908 and since engaged in general 
practice; Solicitor of the Twelfth Circuit since 1914; 
member of House of Representatives of S. C., 1896-98, 
1904-12 ; clerk in Comptroller General's office, Colum- 
bia, S. C., 1899; director Planters' Bank, Marion, S. C.; 
member Masons, Shriner; K. of P., Phi Delta Theta; 
Methodist. Married Evelyn Oliver, October 27, 1891 
(died 1895) ; married again, Lizzie Oliver, April 12, 
1899. Address, Marion, S. C. 

Gaston, Arthur Lee, attorney; born at Chester, S. C., 
August 14, 1876; son of T. C. and Adelaide (Lee) Gas- 
ton; attended Davidson College, N. C., University of 
Va., Charlottesville, Va. ; A. B. degree from Davidson 
College; lieutenant-colonel Gov. R. I. Manning's staff 
four years; member S. C. House of Representatives six 
years; delegate to Democratic National Convention at 
San Francisco, 1920; engaged in active law practice in 
State and Federal Courts, representing interests in cot- 
ton mills, banks and industrial companies; at present 
director of Baldwin Cotton Mills, Commercial Bank 
(Chester, S. C.), and Chester Building and Loan Assn.; 
first lieutenant Co. D., 1st S. C. Volunteer Inf., Spanish- 
American War, served as chairman local board, and as 
field chairman of district for Liberty Loan campaigns 
in State during World War; married Virginia Aiken 
(deceased), Greenwood, S. C., next Elizabeth Byrd 

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Smith, Augusta, Ga. ; member of Kappa Alpha Frater- 
nity. Home, Chester, S. C. 

Geer, Bennette Eugene, cotton manufacturer; born 
in Anderson County, S. C., June 9, 1873; son of Solomon 
Mattison and Mary (Holmes) Geer; A. B., Furman 
University, Greenville, S. C., 1896; A. M., 1897; Litt. 
D., 1916; professor English, Furman University, 1901- 
11; president and treasurer Judson Mills since 1913; 
president and treasurer Easley (S. C.) Cotton Mills and 
Alice Mills since 1919; member Federal Board for Vo- 
cational Education; Federal fuel administrator for S. 
C. ; trustee Furman University, also of Greenville City 
Schools. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Married 
Rena Rice, Belton, S. C., Dec. 17, 1900. Baptist. Home, 
Greenville, S. C. 

Gibbes, Alexander Mason, manufacturer; born at 
Columbia, S. C., December 11, 1877; son of W. H. and 
Jane Allen (Mason) Gibbes; attended University of 
South Carolina, quitting after two years to enter office 
of Gibbes Machinery Company, becoming president 
after his father's death. When the plant was com- 
pletely destroyed by fire in 1912, a new home was 
erected which is one of the largest machine and auto 
shops in the South. Organizer and first president of 
the South Carolina Automotive Association; director 
National Loan and Exchange Bank; married Caroline 
LeConte, of Congaree, S. C. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Gibbes, Wade Hampton, business man; born at Co- 
lumbia, S. C., October 14, 1861; son of Wade Hampton 
and Jane (Mason) Gibbes; attended Columbia (S. C.) 
Male Academy, Carolina Military Institute, Charlotte, 
N. C., S. C. College (now University of S. C.) ; has been 
auditor of Richland County, mayor of Columbia, S. C., 
Chief Game Warden of S. C., president of Audubon 
Society ; member of Governor's Guards, Richland Light 
Dragoons; is now connected with the Gibbes Machinery 
Co., Columbia; married Susan Keith Heyward, Novem- 
ber 30, 1887 (died) ; second, Heloise Weston, January 
3, 1898; member of Elks. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Gibbes, Robert W., physician; born at Quincy, Fla., 
August 20, 1872; son of James Guignard and Rhoda 
(Waller) Gibbes; graduate of the University of S. C., 
1892, graduate of the Medical College of the State of 
South Carolina, 1895 ; resident physician of the Charles- 

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ton City Hospital, 1895-96, locating in Columbia in 
1896; pursued intensive clinical research at the Univer- 
sity of Vienna, 1905 and 1909; pioneer X-ray special- 
ist, being the X-ray scientist for the medical profession 
in Columbia, S. C. ; married Ethel Dole Andrews, Wood- 
worth, Wisconsin, November 29, 1900; member of 
Columbia Medical Society, the State and American 
Medical Associations. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Glenn, John Lyles, lawyer,' banker; born Lo wry ville, 
Chester District (now County), April 26, 1858; son of 
Dr. Ephraim Lyles and Louise (Carter) Glenn; edu- 
cated in country schools and Wofford College ; student 
of law Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, Tenn; admitted to 
the bar in 1881 ; district counsel for Seaboard Air Line 
Railway; member of the Constitutional Convention of 
1895; State Senator (Chester County), 1896-1900; 
delegate to the Democratic Convention at Baltimore 
in 1912; was food administrator of Chester County 
during the late war; president of the State Bar Assn. 
one term ; at one time was a member of the State Board 
of Education ; now president of the Board of Trustees 
of Wofford College ; president of the National Exchange 
Bank of Chester and a figure in S. C. Bankers' Assn. 
Married Alice Hall, of Fairfield County, S. C. Address, 
Chester, S. C. 

Godfrey, William, banker; born at Cheraw, Nov. 2, 
1870; son of S. G. Godfrey; educated in public schools 
and at the Citadel, graduating from the Citadel in 
1890; began in lumber business in North Carolina but 
returned to Cheraw in 1900 and established himself as 
lumber manufacturer; was president S. C. Lumber- 
men's Assn.; was promoter and a builder of Chester- 
field and Lancaster Railroad (now incorporated in Sea- 
board Air Line) ; now president of First National Bank 
of Cheraw; formerly president of Cheraw Board of 
Trade and of Cheraw Club ; member of district board 
of the Eastern District of S. C. for handling draft prob- 
lem during World War. Episcopalian. Married Cora 
Page, of North Carolina, in 1897. Address, Cheraw, 
S. C. 

Gonzales, William E., newspaper man, ambassador; 
born in Charleston, April 24, 1866; son of Ambrosio 
Jose and Harriet Rutledge (Elliott) Gonzales; edu- 
cated at King's Mountain Military Academy, Yorkville, 
and at S. C. Military Academy (the Citadel) ; was 

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correspondent of Charleston News and Courier, 1884- 
1888; private secretary to Governor J. P. Richardson, 
1888-90; was later telegraph and news editor of The 
State, editor after death of his brother, who was at that 
time editor; appointed minister to Cuba in 1913 and 
served until 1920, when he was appointed ambassador 
to Peru; assumed his duties in April, 1920 as, and still 
is, ambassador to Peru. Address, Lima, Peru. 

Gonzales, Ambrose Elliott, newspaper man; born in 
Colleton District (now County), May 29, 1857; son of 
General Ambrosio Jose Gonzales and Harriet Rutledge 
Elliott; was educated at home and in private schools 
of Virginia; at the age of sixteen he learned telegraphy 
and was railroad telegrapher for four years; farmed 
1879-81; telegrapher for Western Union and Postal 
Telegraph Companies in N. Y. City in 1881-85; entered 
newspaper work in 1885 as general traveling agent for 
Charleston News and Courier; secretary State Depart- 
ment of Agriculture in 1890; joint founder (with his 
brother) of The State at Columbia in 1891; president, 
treasurer and general manager since 1893 ; has written 
numerous stories of the S. C. coast negroes; served as 
captain in U. S. army during Spanish-American war. 
Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Gossett, Benjamin Brown, manufacturer, banker; 
born; at Williamston, S. C., August 18, 1884; son of 
James P. and Sallie (Brown) Gossett; attended Clem- 
son College, U. S. Naval Academy; president and treas- 
urer Riverside Mfg. Co., Anderson, S. C. ; president and 
treasurer Toxaway Mills, Anderson, S. C.; president 
and treasurer Pendleton Cotton Mills, Pendleton, S. C.; 
vice-president and treasurer Brogon Mills, Anderson, 
S. C.; vice-president Williamston Mills, Williamston, 
S. C. ; vice-president Citizens National Bank, Anderson, 
S. C.; president Cohannet Mills, Fingerville, S. C.; 
director American Trust Co., Charlotte, N. C. ; member 
S. C. Democratic National Convention, Baltimore, 1912; 
Federal Fuel Administrator for S. C., Sept., 1917, to 
Sept., 1918 ; captain U. S. Army, Sept., 1918, to January 
1, 1919; married Katharine Coleman Clayton, Annapo- 
lis, Md., December 19, 1906; member of Masons, Elks, 
Red Men. Home, Anderson, S. C. 

Grace, John P., lawyer; born at Charleston, S. C., 
December 30, 1874; son of James I. and Elizabeth 
(Daly) Grace; attended the Christian Brothers' School, 

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Charleston, S. C., Charleston High School, graduate of 
the Georgetown Law School, 1902 ; a member of the 
law firm of Logan & Grace ; founder and editor of the 
Charleston American, Charleston, S. C.; retired from 
editorship in 1917; mayor of Charleston, 1911-15, and 
elected again in 1919 for a term of four years; married 
Ella Barkley Sullivan, Charleston, S. C., November 27, 
1912; member of the Hibernian Society, Charleston, 
S. C., Elks, Knights of Columbus, Catholic church. 
Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Graham, George James, farmer; born in Florence 
County, S. C., February 23, 1842; son of Miles N. and 
Hester B. (Myers) Graham; attended country schools; 
member of the Legislature, 1878-79; member of the 
Constitutional Convention, sheriff of Williamsburg 
County for twenty years; served in Confederate army 
as a corporal in Co. K, Sixth S. C. Infantry, frequently 
in command of a company of Williamsburg "Red 
Shirts" in reconstruction days. Address, Kingstree, 
S. C. 

Graham, Henry Tucker, college president; born in 
Winchester, Va., August 21, 1865; son of James Robert 
and Fanny Bland Tucker (McGill) Graham; A. B., 
Hampden-Sidney College, 1886; B. D., Union Theol. 
Seminary, Richmond, Va., 1891; D. D., Washington 
and Lee Univ., 1910; Univ. of Pittsburgh, 1912; Or- 
dained Presbyterian ministry, 1891; missionary in 
Japan, 1891-96; pastor, Fayetteville, N. C., 1897-04; 
Farmville, Va., 1904-08; president Hampden-Sidney 
(Va.) College, 1908-17; pastor First Presbyterian 
church, Florence, S. C., since Oct., 1917; married Lil- 
lian Gordon Baskerville, of Mecklenburg County, Va., 
August 12, 1891. Author: "John Randolph of Roan- 
oke," "President Richard Mcllwaine, a Sketch," "An 
Old Manse." Member Phi Kappa Psi, K. of P.; mem- 
ber General Assembly's committee on closer relations 
with other Presbyterian churches. A'ddress, Florence, 
S. C. 

Gray, Clifton Merritt, clergyman; born September 
10, 1873; son of Martin S. and Ella S. Gray; attended 
public schools, State Normal School, Castine, Maine, 
Meadville Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity 
School; pastor in city of Charleston, S. C., for twenty 
years; during World War chairman and county organ- 
izer of Four Minute Men, Charleston, S. C. ; chairman 

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of publicity committee War Camp Community Service; 
married Sallie Savage, Boston, Mass., October 2, 1901 ; 
32nd degree Mason. Home, 4 Archdale St., Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Greene, William Pinckney, lawyer; born in Abbe- 
ville County, S. C., November 24, 1873; son of James 
H. and Elvira T. (Bowie) Greene; attended common 
schools, preparatory school at Due West, Erskine Col- 
lege, graduate of, 1893; read law in office of Ernest 
Moore, Lancaster, S. C.; admitted to the bar in Decem- 
ber, 1895 ; practiced one year at Greenwood as a part- 
ner of W. C. McGowan, upon whose death he went 
into partnership with W. H. Parker at Abbeville, S. C.; 
has served several times as special judge; vice-president 
of the Abbeville Cotton Mills, owner of the Abbeville 
Press and Banner, a member of the Abbeville School 
Board, a trustee of Erskine College and of the Woman's 
College at Due West, S. C.; married Mary Hemphill, 
March 27, 1907; member of S. C. Bar Assn., A. R. P. 
church. Home, Abbeville, S. C. 

Greever, Walton Harlowe, editor; born Burke's Gar- 
den, Va., Dec. 18, 1870; son of John D. and Mary E. 
(Spracher) Greever; A. B., Roanoke College, Va., 1892, 
A. M., 1896; graduate Lutheran Seminary, Philadel- 
phia, 1896; D. D., Newberry College, S. C., 1908; or- 
dained Lutheran ministry, 1896; pastor Bluefield, W. 
Va., 1894-01; Columbia, S. C., 1901-08; editor Lutheran 
Church Visitor, 1904-14; founder of American Luth- 
eran Survey, 1914; editor-in-chief American Lutheran 
Survey and general manager American Lutheran Sur- 
vey Publishing Co., Columbia, S. C., since 1914; man- 
ager Lutheran Board Publication, 1906-14; lecturer 
Lutheran Theol. Seminary, Columbia, S. C., 1912-14; 
general director Lutheran campaign for soldiers and 
sailors' welfare (New York, 1918), and of campaign 
of National Lutheran Council for Reconstruction (N. 
Y.), 1919, and campaign of United Lutheran Church in 
American for Benevolences (Philadelphia), 1919. 
Married Roberta Bruegal, Philadelphia, 1901 (died 
1912) ; maried Neta J. Umberger, Charlotte, N. C., 
Feb. 3, 1917. Address, Eau Claire, Columbia, S. C. 

Grier, Frank Barren, lawyer; born at Yorkville, S. 
C., December 10, 1869; son of William Lowndes and 
Mary (Barren) Grier; attended public schools; gradu- 
ated from the Citadel in 1890; taught school and read 

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law during next three years; admitted to the bar, 1893; 
practiced law at Kingstree until 1896; since 1897 in 
practice at Greenwood. Married Retta McWillie 
Withers, Camden, S. C., October, 1898; is a Mason and 
Shriner. Address, Greenwood, S. C. 

Grimball, John, naval officer, lawyer, planter; born 
at Charleston, S. C., April 18, 1840; son of John B. and 
Margaret (Morris) Grimball; graduate of the United 
States Naval Academy 1858; in naval service of the 
U. S. on the Mediterranean Sea, 1858-60; upon return 
to the U. S. in 1860, he resigned to enter service of the 
Confederacy, in which he remained to the end of the 
war; worked afterwards on a ranch in Mexico for a 
year, when he returned to Charleston, S. C., to study 
law; practiced law for sixteen years in New York City; 
returned to Charleston and engaged in rice planting 
a few years; married Catherine Moore, Huntsville, Ala., 
1875 (died), second, Mary G. Barnwell, Charleston, 
S. C., 1886; member of Camp Sumter Confederate Vet- 
erans, Graduating Association of the U. S. Naval Acad- 
emy, Episcopal church. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Grimball, William H., lawyer; born at Charleston, 
S. C., February 2, 1886; son of John and Mary G. 
(Barnwell) Grimball; attended College of Charleston, 
Lehigh University Mechanical Engineering Department; 
graduate of; studied law in the office of Joseph W. 
Barnwell; admitted to the bar, 1909; member of the 
law firm of Whaley, Barnwell & Grimball ; former Soli- 
citor of the Ninth Judicial Circuit; has been a member 
of the Charleston City Council; is now corporation 
counsel for Charleston; married Panchita Heyward, 
Charleston, S. C., April 30, 1913; member of South 
Carolina Society, St. Andrew's Society, Carolina Yacht 
Club, Charleston Club, K. of P., Episcopal church. 
Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Gruber, William Bartow, lawyer; born in Colleton 
District (now County) in 1861 ; son of John W. and 
Mary E. Gruber ; educated in public and private schools ; 
admitted to the bar in 1882 and practiced at Walter- 
boro until he retired in 1918; president of the Colleton 
County Bar Assn. for about twenty years; has served 
as Circuit Judge a number of times by special appoint- 
ment; editor of the Colleton Press, 1881-85; publisher 
of the Southern Star, 1885-90; represented Colleton 
County in S. C. Senate, 1898-1902 ; during World War 

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was member of the legal advisory board of Colleton 
County; served as chairman of the Board of Trustees 
of the Walterboro High School for many years; was 
a director and vice-president of S. W. & B. Railway, 
the first railroad built to Walterboro; married Carrie 
Rebecca Black, Nov. 24, 1885. Address, Walterboro, 
S. C. 

Guerry, William Alexander, Bishop ; born Clarendon 
County, S. C., July 7, 1861; son of Rev. LeGrand F. 
and Margaret Serena (Braikford) Guerry; A. M., Uni- 
versity of the South, 1884; B. D., 1891; deacon, 1889, 
priest, 1890, P. E. Church; rector, Florence, Marion 
and Darlington, S. C., 1888-93; chaplain and professor 
homiletics and pastoral theology, University of the 
South, 1893-1907; consecrated coadjutor bishop of S. 
C., 1907; became bishop, 1908; president Synod of 
4th Province P. E. Church, 1917; married Anne McBee, 
Lincolnton, N. C., Nov. 27, 1889. Address, Charles- 
ton S. C. 

Guerry, LeGrand, surgeon; born at Florence, S. C., 
February 3, 1873; son of LeGrand Felder and Julia 
(Evans) Guerry; attended graded schools, Sewanee 
Grammar School, University of the South, Sewanee, 
Tenn., University of Ga., Athens, Ga., graduate of 
Medical Department, April 1, 1896; demonstrator of 
anatomy, Univ. of Ga., 1897-99; admitted to Fellow- 
ship in the American College of Surgeons with degree 
of F. A. C. S., 1913; president Y. M. C. A., Columbia, 
S. C.; one time president of the Columbia Medical So- 
ciety, State Medical Assn., Tri-State Medical Society, 
vice-president Southern Surgical Assn.; vice-chairman 
surgical section of American Assn.; married Annie 
Elizabeth Hawkins, Columbia, S. C., June 5, 1899. 
Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Guilds, John Caldwell, college president; born in 
Berkeley County, S. C., 1886; son of John Calhoun and 
Ada (Anderson) Guilds; attended public schools in 
Berkeley and Georgetown, S. C., Wofford Fitting 
School, Wofford College, Spartanburg, S. C., Vander- 
bilt University, Nashville, Tenn.; A. B. degree from 
Wofford College, 1906, M. A. degree from Vanderbilt 
University, 1910; instructor in Carlisle Fitting School 
for three years, head master Carlisle Fitting School for 
ten years, became president of Columbia College for 
Women, Columbia, S, C., 1919; served as president of 

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S. C. Epworth League Conference, 1912-14; for past 
two years weekly contributor to religious papers on 
Sunday school and educational topics; during World 
War chairman County Council of Defense, chairman 
of the War Savings Committee, chairman of County 
Victory Loan Drive; married Lucille Folk, Bamberg, 
S. C., 1910; member of K. of P., being Grand Prelate 
of the Grand Lodge of S. C. Address, Columbia Col- 
lege, Columbia, S. C. 

Guion, Louis I., farmer; born at Lincolnton, N. C., 
November 24, 1873; son of Benjamin S. and Catherine 
Caldwell Guion; attended University of N. C.; member 
of executive committee Agricultural and Mechanical 
Society of S. C.; president Lugoff (S. C.) Warehouse 
Commission; three years president S. C. Live Stock 
Assn. ; vice-president and director Federal Land Bank, 
Columbia, S. C. ; director American Products Export 
& Import Corporation; member of Executive Committee 
S. C. Division American Cotton Assn. ; author of articles 
on live stock production in the South and upon the 
making of pastures in the South; married Elizabeth 
Guignard, Columbia, S. C., June 28, 1905; member of 
Masonic Club, Odd Fellows. Home, Lugoff, S. C. 

Gunter, Lueco, college professor; born in Aiken 
County, S. C., March 26, 1879 ; son of J. A. and Theoria 
E. Gunter; educated in public schools, Blackville High 
School, and University of S. C., from which he was 
graduated with A. B. in 1900, M. A. in 1903 ; taught in 
Columbia schools, 1900-03 ; was supt. of Beaufort pub- 
lic schools, 1903-10; Rock Hill schools, 1910-13; was state 
supervisor of rural schools, 1914-20; is now professor 
of education at Furman University; married Laura K. 
Perry, of Columbia, August 10, 1904. Address, Green- 
ville, S. C. 

Gunter, Robert L., lawyer, solicitor; born in Lexing- 
ton County, S. C., 1869; son of M. T. and Tabitha 
(Sawyer) Gunter; attended Leesville High School, 
Newberry College, graduate of, 1892 ; studied law one 
year at University of Michigan and one year at Univer- 
sity of S. C., graduate of, 1895; admitted to the bar, 
1895; delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 
1895; member of the S. C. House of Representatives, 
1900-02; in 1911 appointed Solicitor of the Second 
Judicial Circuit; re-elected in 1912, 1916, and 1920; 
during World War active in Liberty: Loan and Red 

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Cross campaigns; married Lula P. Jackson, Aiken 
County, 1898; member of Masons, Lutheran Church. 
Home, Aiken, S. C. 

Hagood, Johnson, army officer; born Orangeburg, 
S. C., June 16, 1873; son of L. H. Hagood j nephew 
Johnson Hagood, Confederate army and Governor of 
S. C.; student Univ. of S. C., 1888-91; graduate U. S. 
Military Academy, 1896; commanding additional 2nd 
lieutenant 2nd Artillery, June 12, 1896; 2nd lieutenant 
1st Artillery, Aug. 26, 1897; 1st lieutenant, March 2, 
1896; captain artillery corps, March 11, 1911; lieuten- 
ant-colonel, July 26, 1916; colonel (temporary), Aug. 
5, 1917; brigadier general N. A., April 12, 1918; garri- 
son duty in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and S. C. until 
Nov., 1899; instructor department of philosophy, U. S. 
Military Academy, 1901-04; assistant to chief of artil- 
lery, Washington, D. C., 1905-07; detailed as member 
general staff corps, 1908; aide-de-camp to Major Gen. 
J. F. Bell, 1908-10; aide-de-camp to chief of staff of 
Major Gen. Leonard Wood and re-detail to general 
staff corps until 1912; commander Fort Flagler, Wash- 
ington, 1912-14; various commands, coast defense, 
1914-16; detailed as commander of regiment, 1st Ex- 
peditionary Brigade, Coast Artillery Corps, July 16, 
1917; arrived in France, Sept. 11, 1917; duty in battle- 
field near Soissons, Sept.-Oct. ; organized and in com- 
mand of advance section line of communications, A. E. 
F., Oct. 24; in command at Neufchateau, Nov. 1-Dec. 1 ; 
chief of staff, line of communications, Dec. 2; appointed 
president of board to reorganize staff system ; represen- 
tative of American Army in replying to address of 
Marshal Joffre, Paris, May, 1918; designated by com- 
mander-in-chief to be Major General, N. A., Oct. 20, 
1918, but appointment failed because of armistice; 
appointed commander 30th C. A. Brigade, Nov. 10, 
transferred to 66th F. A. Brigade, Nov. 24; crossed 
Rhine River, Nov. 31, 1918, and established headquar- 
ters at Hohr, Germany; commanded army artillery 
of 3rd army and corps artillery of 3rd corps until April 
10, 1919; sailed for U. S. May 16, 1919; assigned in 
command 30th Brigade, Coast Artillery Corps, and 
Camp Eustis, Va., Nov. 24, 1919. Decorated D. S. M., 
Jan. 9, 1919; commander Legion of Honor, by Marshal 
Petain at Chantilly, May 10, 1919. Married Jean Gor- 
don Small, Charleston, S. C., Dec. 14, 1899. Clubs: 
Army and Navy (Washington), Army Mess (West 

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Point) ; Episcopalian. Devised Hagood tripod mount, 
mortar deflection and other apparatus connected with 
sea coast defense. Home, Columbia, S. C. Address, 
War Department, Washington, D. C. 

Hahn, Benjamin Daviese, clergyman ; born Spring 
Mills, Morrow County, Ohio, August 21, 1856; son of 
Davin and Barbara Anna (Owen) Hahn; A. B., Univ. 
of Wooster, Ohio, 1877 ; graduate Rochester Theologi- 
cal Seminary, 1882, won scholarship prize there; (D. D., 
Colby, 1899) ; instructor mathematics, Cook Academy 
and acting pastor Baptist church, Havana, N. Y., 1880- 
81; ordained Baptist ministry, 1882; pastor Calvary 
church, Westerly, R. I., 1882-91; Sherman Avenue 
church, Newark, N. J., 1891-93; State Street church, 
Springfield, Mass., 1893-1914; Pendleton Street church, 
Greenville, S. C., since 1914. Member Phi Kappa Psi. 
Author: "Organ and Function, a Study of Evolution," 
1911. Married Harriet Chapman Pendleton, Westerly, 
R. I., Nov. 29, 1888. Address, Greenville, S. C. 

Hall, William Stewart, lawyer; born at Great Falls, 
Oct. 24, 1869 ; son of W. S. and Evelyn (Holmes) Hall; 
educated at home and A. B., Wofford College, 1891; 
M. A., 1895; taught school for about ten years; went 
to Gaffney in 1897 as assistant principal of Gaffney 
Male and Female Seminary; helped establish system 
of graded schools at Gaffney (was first superintendent) ; 
studied law in meantime and from 1899 until 1902 was 
in practice with Duncan and Sanders, Gaffney, S. C.; 
part of this time he was also professor of mathematics 
in Limestone College ; member of the law firm of Hall 
& Willis, 1902-05, and since 1908 has been in partner- 
ship with T. B. Butler at Gaffney; member S. C. Legis- 
lature, 1908-14; has served on County Board of Educa- 
tion. During war was member of Cherokee legal ad- 
visory board, speaker in Liberty Loan and similar cam- 
paigns; was presidential elector from S. C. in 1916. 
Married Alma Crawford, of Chester County, S. C. 
Address, Gaffney, S. C. 

Hamblin, John Knapp, lawyer; born at Magnolia, 
Duplin County, N. C., March 22, 1881; son of J. C. and 
Rebecca (Carroll) Hamblin; educated in common 
schools and the University of N. C.; taught school in 
Georgia in early life; went to Union, S. C., in 1903 and 
began practice of law; member S. C. House of Repre- 
sentatives 1916-20, and re-elected in 1920; author of 

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bill for compulsory education in S. C. and of bill for 
medical inspection of school children. Baptist. Mar- 
ried, first, Eva Groom, of Magnolia, N. C.; married, 
second, Mary Atkins, of Norwood, N. C. Address, 
Union, S. C. 

Hamer, James W., planter; born at Little Rock, S. C., 
Nov. 1, 1871; son of R. P. and Sallie (McCall) Hamer; 
educated in public schools of Little Rock and at Wof- 
ford College; became and now is noted planter in Dil- 
lon County; elected in 1916 and re-elected in 1918 to 
S. C. House of Representatives from Dillon County 
(member of Ways and Means Committee) ; married 
Sallie Breeden, of Bennettsville, December 24, 1896. 
Mason, K. of P., W. O. W. Address, Little Rock, S. C. 

Hamer, Robert Cochrane, farmer; born at Hamer, 
S. C., July 13, 1890; son of R. P. and Janie McCullum 
Hamer; attended University of S. C. (two years), David- 
son College (two years) ; president S. C. Cotton Assn., 
director Liberty National Bank, Columbia, S. C., also 
Bank of Eastover, S. C. ; school trustee, chairman Board 
of Deacons, Richland Presbyterian church; during 
World War active in all war campaigns; married Janie 
P. DuBose, Columbia, S. C., January 9, 1912; member 
of Masons, Shriners, Past Chancellor Com., Eastover 
Lodge No. 166, K. of P. Home, Eastover, S. C. 

Hamer, Thomas C., lawyer; born at Bennettsville, 
S. C., January 23, 1868; son of Alfred and Martha 
(Wallace) Hamer; attended Hebron High School, Ben- 
nettsville Male Academy, University of S. C. (law 
school), graduate of, 1891; elected clerk of the S. C. 
House of Representatives, 1899, holding that position 
until his voluntary retirement ; Clerk of Court of Marl- 
boro County; for several years secretary of the State 
Democratic Convention; during World War chairman 
of the Local Exemption Board of Marlboro County; 
married Martha Blanche Gibson, North Carolina, Jan- 
uary 5, 1904; member of South Carolina Club, K. of P., 
Odd Fellows, W. O. W., 32nd degree Mason and 
Shriner. Home, Bennettsville, S. C. 

Hamilton, David, attorney; born at Chester, S. C., 
October 12, 1883 ; son of James and Mary H. Hamilton ; 
graduated University of S. C., 1907; member law firm 
Gaston & Hamilton ; served one term in S. C. House of 
Representatives; did various war work in Chester 

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County; married Alice Whitlock, Chester, S. C., Decem- 
ber 27, 1910; member of K. of P., Red Men and Odd 
Fellows. Home, Chester, S. C. 

Hammond, Edward Spann, planter; born in Barn- 
well District, S. C., June 20, 1834; son of James Henry 
and Catherine E. (FitzSimons) Hammond; attended 
the University of Ga., University of Pa.; graduate of 
Univ. of Ga., 1853, Univ. of Pa., 1855, in medicine; 
later admitted to the S. C. Bar, but never practiced that 
profession; elected member of S. C. House of Repre- 
sentatives, 1858; during the War Between the States 
served as a staff officer for the entire war period ; mar- 
ried Marcella C. Morborn, June 20, 1861. Home, 
Blackville, S. C. 

Hamrick, William Pinckney, cotton mill executive; 
born at Rutherford, N. C., September 17, 1871; son of 
Albert L. and Julia (Webb) Hamrick; educated in pub- 
lic schools; began as employee in cotton mill; came to 
Columbia in 1900 as overseer of carding; since 1915 
has been general superintendent Pacific, Olympia, Rich- 
land, and Capital City Mills; president Hampton Mills 
Co-operative Store; married Nancy Smith, Rutherford 
County, N. C., August 12, 1889. Mason, Odd Fellow, 
K. of P.; Baptist. Member Rotary Club, Chamber of 
Commerce, Columbia, S. C. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Hamrick, Wylie C., physician, manufacturer; born 
in Cleveland County, N. C., 1860; son of Cameron 
Street and Almera (Bridges) Hamrick; graduate of 
Baltimore College of Physicians and Surgeons; prac- 
ticed his profession at Grover and Shelby, N. C., later 
at Gaffney, S. C. ; secretary and treasurer of the Lime- 
stone Mill, Gaffney, S. C., for a number of years; pres- 
ident and treasurer of the Hamrick Mill, Gaffney, S. C. ; 
organized the Broad River Mill, Blacksburg, S. C., and 
the Musgrove Mills, Gaffney, S. C. ; member of the N. C. 
Legislature from Cleveland County, 1888-96; member 
of the S. C. Senate, 1909-10; chosen chairman of the 
Cherokee County Highway Commission, 1917; married 
Miss Turner, Grover, N. C. Home, Gaffney, S. C. 

Hanahan, J. Ross, business man; born at Summer- 
ville, S. C., July 5, 1869; son of Joseph S. and Martha 
Frances (Gaillard) Hanahan; attended Charleston 
High School, graduate of South Carolina College, 1890; 
president of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce; 

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president and treasurer of the Planters Fertilizer and 
Phosphate Co., Keystone Lime Co., Standard P. C. Co., 
Carolina Portland Cement Co.; married Maria Grayson 
Ogier, 1896; member of Carolina Yacht Club, Masons. 
Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Hardin, Lawrence Legare, banker; born at Bates- 
burg, S. C., April 24, 1878; son of Edward K. and Ida 
(Clinkscales) Hardin; attended Batesburg City Schools, 
Wofford College, graduate of, 1900, with A. B. degree; 
engaged in cotton mill work at Gastonia, N. C., 1900-04, 
going from that city to Rocky Mount, N. C., as cashier 
of Planters Bank; returned to Gastonia in 1907 as sec- 
retary of Arlington Cotton Mills until 1912; came to 
Columbia, S. C., in 1912 as cashier of Bank of Columbia, 
being made president in 1916; during World War chair- 
man Richland County Council of Defense; chairman 
Richland County Road Commission; married Addria 
Chreitzberg, then of Winston-Salem, N. C., August, 
1904; member of Chi Phi Fraternity, K. of P., Rotary 
Club. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Harley, Joseph Emile, attorney; born at Williston, 
S. C., September 14, 1880; son of Lansford and Mary 
Elizabeth Harley; attended S. C. Co-Educational Insti- 
tute of Greenwood, University of S. C.; LL. B. degree 
from University of S. C., 1902; mayor of Barnwell, 
S. C. ; president First National Bank, Barnwell, S. C. ; 
member of S. C. Legislature, 1904-1910; delegate to 
National Democratic Convention, 1908, and San Fran- 
cisco, 1920; sergeant, Spanish-American War, Co. L, 
1st S. C. Volunteers, Captain Co. E, 3rd S. C. militia; 
married Agnes Richardson, Barnwell, S. C.; member 
of Masons, K. of P. Home, Barnwell, S. C. 

Harrelson, Maxcey C., lawyer; born at Mullins, S. C., 
in 1871 ; son of Lewis Hughey and Aley Rogers Harrel- 
son ; attended country schools; taught school in Horry 
County two years, entered business with a general store 
at Mullins, S. C., while operating store studied law and 
was admitted to bar in 1905; commenced practice of 
law in 1906, in 1912 began devoting entire time to 
practice of law; served in S. C. House of Representa- 
tives two sessions; member of Railroad, Education, 
Agricultural Committees while in House ; elected to 
State Senate in 1916; re-elected in 1920; member of 
Judiciary Committee and other minor committees; 
married Minnie McMillan (deceased), Marion County, 

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in 1900; second, Dora Page, Dillon County, 1912; mem- 
ber of Junior Order, I. O. O. F. Home, Mullins, S. C. 

Harris, Bonneau, farmer, stockman, public official; 
born in Anderson (formerly P.endleton) District, S. C., 
December 31, 1851; son of Benjamin and Orpha (Har- 
ris) Harris; self-educated; pioneer in breeding Jersey 
cattle, Berkshire hogs, standard bred horses and Perch- 
erons in South Carolina ; was the first president of the 
State Farmers' Union ; still devoted to principles of the 
union; first man in S. C. to make a fight against low 
price of cotton ; called meeting of farmers in Anderson 
County in 1902, which led in 1903 to the forming of the 
State Cotton Assn., made it possible in 1919 to organize 
the American Cotton Assn., by appealing to banks for 
backing saved Southern farmers $65,000,000 in 1919; 
elected Commissioner of Agriculture, 1918; married 
Nannie Hudgens, Laurens County, S. C., 1874. Address, 
Columbia, S. C. 

Harris, James Teague, large property owner; born 
at Waterloo, Laurens District (now County), in 1855; 
educated in Wofford College; on leaving college began 
handling real estate; developed Harris Lithia Springs, 
Laurens County, and White Stone Lithia Springs, Spar- 
tanburg County; moved to Spartanburg in 1896 where 
he organized the Bank of Spartanburg, built a number of 
residences, erected the Harris Building and Harris Thea- 
ter; owner and supervisor of a large amount of farm 
land in Spartanburg County. Married Mamie Boyd. Ad- 
dress: Spartanburg, S. C. 

Harris, Leon W., lawyer; born at Fairplay, Oconee 
County, S. C., September 23, 1891 ; son of T. R. and Eliza- 
beth (Lee) Harris; attended Fairplay High School, 
Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., George- 
town University, Washington, D. C., taking the law 
course at both of these universities ; became private sec- 
retary to Senator B. R. Tillman, September, 1915, holding 
this office until the following June ; began active practice 
of law in the summer of 1916, being a member of the firm 
Tillman, Mayes & Harris, Greenwood, S. C. ; during 
World War served in the One Hundred and Eighteenth 
Field Artillery, reaching France a few days before the 
signing of the armistice; was returned to America and 
received his honorable discharge January 9, 1919, re- 
suming his practice of law with his former partners, 
establishing their Anderson, S. C., office in February, 

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1919; Solicitor for the 10th judicial circuit in 1920; un- 
married ; member of Masons, K. of P., W. 0. W., Metho- 
dist Church. Address : Anderson, S. C. 

Harvey, Wilson Godfrey, banker; born at Charles- 
ton, S. C., September 8, 1866 ; son of Wilson G. and Cor- 
nelia Julia (Elbridge) Harvey; attended public and high 
schools; president Charleston Chamber of Commerce, 
Charleston Clearing House, S. C. Bankers' Assn., S. C. 
Society Sons of Revolution, vice president National So- 
ciety Sons of Revolution; mayor pro tern of Charleston, 
S. C., member of Council of Charleston, S. C., chairman 
Sanitary and Drainage Commission, lieutenant-governor 
of S. C.; married Mary Franklin Butler, Macon, Ga., 
April 12, 1894 (died), 2nd, Margaret Waring, Charles- 
ton, S. C., June 24, 1914 ; Past Grand Chancellor K. of P. 
of S. C., Past Grand Master I. 0. O. F. of S. C., Senior 
Consul Commander of W. 0. W. of S. C., Grand Master 
Exchequer K. of P. of S. C., Past Master Solomon Lodge, 
No. 1, A. F. M. ; Home, 18 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, 
S. C. 

Harvley, Hanny Clyde, railroad employee; born at 
Modoc, S. C., December 17, 1886 ; son of J. K. and Ida N. 
Harvley; attended Coronaca High School, S. C. ; in rail- 
road business fifteen years, alderman, City of Greenville, 
mayor, City of Greenville, 1917-21 ; married Blanche 
Barber, Fairfax, S. C., March 24, 1906; member of 
Masons, Shriners, Moose Lodge, K. of P., Rotary Club, 
Red Men Junior Order, Poinsett Club; Home, 618 E. 
Washington Street, Greenville, S. C. 

Haskell, Lewis Wardlaw, consul ; born Pastoria, Ark., 
Dec. 2, 1868; son of Langdon Cheves and Ella Coulter 
(Wardlaw) Haskell; B. S., S. C. Military Academy, 1889; 
LL. B. Georgetown University Law School, 1894. In- 
structor in branch college University of Ga., 1889-92; 
clerk in office Railway commission, Dept. of Interior, 
Washington, D. C., 1894-1901 ; practiced law in Colum- 
bia, S. C., 1901-10; member General Assembly, 1902-6; 
consul at Salina Cruz, Mexico, 1910-12, Hull, England, 
1912-13, Belgrade, Servia, 1913-15, Geneva, Switzerland, 
since 1915. Married Celeta Geddes, of Spartanburg, S. 
C., Nov. 7, 1906. Home: Columbia, S. C. Address: 
American Consulate, Geneva, Switzerland. 

Hayden, Augustus Henry, physician; born at 
Charleston, S. C.; son of Augustus Henry and Charlotte 
E. (Kinloch) Hayden; attended Caldwell's School, 
Charleston, S. C., Sachtleben's School, Charleston, S. C., 

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University of the South, Sewanee, Term., S. C. Medical 
College (University of S. C.) ; M. D. degree, 1888; 1st 
Lieutenant Field Hospital N. G. S. C., president Chester- 
field County Medical Society, third vice president S. C. 
Medical Assn., epidemiologist State Board of Health of 
S. C. ; member Reserve Officers' Corps, U. S. A., early vol- 
unteer for active service in World War, but had passed 
age limit ; married Mary Sparks Spain, Darlington, S. C., 
November 24, 1893 ; member of Masons, K. of P., W. 0. 
W., Past Consul Commander, W. 0. W., Past Chancellor, 
K. of P. Home : Columbia, S. C. 

Hayne, James Adams, physician; born Baltimore, 
March 18, 1872; son of Theodore Brevard and Lilian 
(Adams) Hayne. Educated at S. C. Military Academy, 
Charleston, S. C., 1887-8; University of S. C., 1889-90; 
University of Va., 1890-91 ; M. D. Medical College, S. C., 
1895. Post-graduate work N. Y. Post-Graduate Medical 
School, 1905. Began practice at Greenville, S. C., 1895; 
examining surgeon Pension Bureau, Washington, D. C., 
1904-05 ; member Board U. S. Pension Examiners, Green- 
ville, 1905-07 ; physican Isthmian Canal Service, 1907-09 ; 
State health officer and secretary State Board of Health 
of S. C., 1911-. Corporal Co. D, 1st S. C. Volunteer In- 
fantry, Spanish-American war, May-Nov., 1898 ; 1st lieu- 
tenant Med. Reserve Corps, U. S. A., 1909-May, 1911. 
Marrie Fanny Douglass Thorn of Blackstock, S. C., Oct. 
20, 1897. Member American Medical Assn., American 
Public Health Assn., Southern Medical Assn. for Study 
of Pellagra, Assn. U. S. Military Surveyors, S. C. Med. 
Assn., Phi Kappa Psi. Mason (K. T.). Home: Congaree, 
S. C. Office : Columbia, S. C. 

Hazard, Walter, lawyer; born at Georgetown, De- 
cember 25, 1859 ; son of Benjamin I. and Sarah Freeborn 
(Ingell) Hazard; A. B., Princeton College, 1877; studied 
law privately; admitted to the bar in 1881 and began 
practice at Georgetown; founded the Georgetown En- 
quirer in 1882 and was its editor until 1889 ; attorney for 
Bank of Georgetown since 1883 ; member S. C. House of 
Representatives 1882-1884, 1888-1890; was secretary of 
the Board of Trustees of the Winyah Indigo School Dis- 
trict for a number of years ; was president of the Winyah 
Indigo Society, a social and educational institution, 1892- 
1893, and again since 1913; was orator of the day on 
South Carolina Day (July 27, 1907) at the Jamestown 
Exposition; was a member of the Palmetto club until it 
ceased to exist. Episcopalian. Married Jesse Minnie 
Tamplet, Oct. 17, 1882. Address : Georgetown, S. C. 

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Hearon, Charles Oscar, editor, The Spartanburg Her- 
ald; born at Bristol, Va., May 31, 1887; son of Dr. D. S. 
and Cleo Miles Hearon ; attended King College, Bristol, 
Tenn., St. Alban's School, Radford, Va., Emory and 
Henry Univ., Emory, Va. ; vice president Spartanburg 
Herald Co., president Spartanburg Journal Co., treas- 
urer Spartanburg Baby Hospital, member of S. C. State 
Highway Commission, appointed by Governors Manning 
and Cooper, director Spartanburg Chamber of Com- 
merce, reporter for Richmond Times, established (Va.) 
Herald, which led to many discoveries; member S. C. 
Council of Defense; married Belle McLaughlin, Eufaula, 
Ala., September 21, 1903; member of Rotary, Crust- 
breakers, and Country Clubs, Caliopian Society, Emory, 
Va. Home: Spartanburg, S. C. 

Heath, Moses Chappell, cotton merchant; born at 
Camilla, Ga., December 20, 1870; son of John P. Heath; 
attended public schools ; for three years a general mer- 
chant at Albany, Ga., and Abbeville, S. C.; for eight years 
a cotton and merchandise broker; for a time was also 
merchandise broker and cotton buyer ; now head of M. C. 
Heath & Co., Columbia, S. C. ; married Elizabeth Bond 
Tennent, October 17, 1900 ; member of and former presi- 
dent of South Carolina Club. Home: Columbia, S. C. 

Hegarty, Rev. Thomas Joseph; born at Malinmore, 
Ireland, Nov. 24, 1868; son of James and Hannah 
(O'Gara) Hegarty; educated in National Schools of Ire- 
land and privately under a priest; came to America in 
1887 and entered St. Mary's Seminary at Baltimore from 
which he graduated in 1892; ordained priest at Charles- 
ton by Bishop Northrop; for one year remained at Ca- 
thedral at Charleston ; was two years rector at Beaufort, 
and from Beaufort went to Columbia where he has ever 
since been rector of St. Peter's. Through his efforts the 
present St. Peter's parochial residence and a parochial 
school were built. During his pastorate the Knights of 
Columbus established their first Council at Columbia. 
Address : Columbia, S. C. 

Hemphill, James Calvin, architect; born at Abbe- 
ville, S. C., 1889; son of Robert Reid and Eugenia Cor- 
nelia (Taylor) Hemphill; attended College of Charleston, 
studied architecture at Harvard University, and, with 
the Boston Architectural Club; established practice at 
Greenwood, 1913 ; designed the Abbeville County Me- 
morial Hospital, Abbeville, S. C., and the addition to the 
Greenwood Hospital; also designer of many large resi- 

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dences at Greenwood ; married Milwee Davis, Greenwood, 
S. C., August, 1919 ; member of the South Carolina Chap- 
ter of the American Institute of Architects. Home: 
Greenwood, S. C. 

Henderson, Daniel S., lawyer; born at Walterboro, 
S. C., April 19, 1849 ; son of D. S. and Caroline R. (Webb) 
Henderson ; attended local schools, College of Charleston, 
graduate of, 1870 ; studied law, admitted to the bar, 1872 ; 
senior member of the law firm of Hendersons ; was prin- 
cipal of the old Male Academy, Chester, S. C. ; has been a 
trustee of Presbyterian Theological Seminary, South 
Carolina (university) College, College of Charleston, 
Davidson College, N. C.; is president of the Aiken In- 
stitute ; a delegate to the National Democratic convention, 
1884; served six years in the S. C. Senate, while in the 
senate author of the bill to prevent duelling in South 
Carolina; served in the War Between the States in Cul- 
wak's Cavalry as courier to General Stephen Elliott; 
married Miss Ripley, Atlanta, Ga., 1875. Home: Aiken, 
S. C. 

Herbert, Daniel Oscar, banker, lawyer; born New- 
berry County, April 19, 1857; son of Capt. C. W. and 
E. S. (Goggins) Herbert; A. B. Wofford College, 1878, 
M. A., 1879 ; graduate of law Vanderbilt Univ. 1881 ; ad- 
mitted to bar 1882; U. S. postoffice inspector, 1887-90; 
in law practice at Orangeburg since 1890; was captain 
Co. C, 2nd S. C. Volunteer Infantry in Spanish-American 
War ; attorney and director Peoples Bank of Orangeburg 
for number of years and since it became Peoples National 
Bank he has been president; member S. C. Legislature 
from Orangeburg County, 1902-06; has served as mem- 
ber City Council of Orangeburg and on Board of Educa- 
tion. Married Julia S. Salley, Orangeburg, S. C., Jan- 
uary 25, 1893. Address : Orangeburg, S. C. 

Herbert, Robert Beverley, lawyer; born at The 
Plains, Va., July 25, 1879; son of William P. and Re- 
becca (Beverley) Herbert; attended Rockville Academy, 
Md., South Carolina College, graduate of with degree of 
LL. B., 1899 ; took a short law course at the University 
of Va. ; member of law firm Herbert & Benet, 1903-07, 
Elliott & Herbert, 1909-16, now engaged in individual 
practice, being attorney for the Columbia Railway, Gas 
& Electric Co., Parr Shoals Co. ; served as chief clerk of 
the Department of Agriculture, Commerce and Immigra- 
tion of S. C., made an official trip to Scotland, England 
and Belgium as a representative of that department in 

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1904 and in 1906; represented the City of Columbia at 
the railway rate hearing before the Interstate Commerce 
Commission, 1912; represented W. H. Gibbes in 1917, 
and Governor Manning in 1918 before the Senate In- 
vestigation Committee on the veto of the Game Warden 
bill; president of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 
1910-12 ; married Georgia Rucker Hull, Augusta, Ga., 
August 25, 1915 ; member of Episcopal Church. Home : 
Columbia, S. C. 

Heyward, Duncan Clinch, business man; born in 
Richland District, S. C., June 24, 1864; son of Edward 
Barnwell and Katherine Maria (Clinch) Heyward; at- 
tended private schools in Charleston, S. C., Cheltenham 
Academy near Philadelphia, Washington and Lee Uni- 
versity, Lexington, Va. ; upon leaving college became en- 
gaged in planting of rice, being one of the largest planters 
in the State; served as governor of S. C. from 1903 to 
1907, two terms, being elected the second term without 
opposition; after retiring to private life was elected 
president of the Standard Warehouse Co., Columbia, and 
the Columbia Savings Bank and Trust Co., which posi- 
tions he held about two years, returning to rice planting, 
being now one of the most prominent men engaged in a 
great reconstruction task for the rehabilitation of former 
rice lands to make them capable of raising other crops, 
as rice planting in South Carolina is being abandoned; 
appointed collector of internal revenue for the District 
of S. C. by President Wilson in 1913, retiring therefrom 
early in 1921 ; for several years captain of a cavalry com- 
pany in Colleton County ; married Mary Elizabeth Camp- 
bell, Rockbridge County, Va., February 11, 1886; mem- 
ber of Masons, past grand chancellor for S. C. of K. of P., 
1897-98, chosen supreme representative, K. of P., 1901. 
Home: Columbia, S. C. 

Hill, Albert E., lawyer ; born in Spartanburg County, 
S. C., April 14, 1883 ; son of W. J. Hill ; educated in pub- 
lic schools and Univ. of S. C. ; employed in the office of 
the clerk of the Supreme Court of S. C. after graduation 
from the University; on leaving this position he taught 
school two years; began practice of law at Spartanburg 
in 1909; Solicitor, Seventh Judicial Circuit, 1913-1917; 
now practicing law at Spartanburg; member of Masons, 
Elks, Red Men, Methodist church. Married Nellie Schorb 
of Yorkville (now York) , Dec. 30, 1909. Address : Spar- 
tanburg, S. C. 

Mines, Edgar Alphonso, physician; born in Wayne 
County, N. C., November 19, 1867; son of John C. and 

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Nannie F. (Thompson) Hines; educated in public schools ; 
academy at Cedar Grove, N. C. ; Bingham Military Acad- 
emy, Mebane, N. C. ; M. D., S. C. Medical College, Charles- 
ton, S. C., 1891 ; practiced two years at Gillisonville, S. C. ; 
four years at Calhoun, S. C., and since 1897 has been 
practicing at Seneca, Oconee County ; in recent years has 
done post graduate work in Johns Hopkins Medical Col- 
lege, Harvard Medical School, Chicago Post-Graduate 
Medical School and Hospital, New York Post-Graduate 
School; in 1914 studied internal medicine and children's 
diseases at London ; member State Board of Health 12 
years ; section chairman of International School, Hygiene 
School, Buffalo, N. Y., 1913; superintendent Anderson 
County Hospital, 1915; president Southern Sanitary 
Assn., 1919. Married Mary Woodbu'ry Moore, 1894. 
Member County, State, Southern and American Medical 
Assns. ; Medical Member Exemption Board, Western Dis- 
trict, S. C., during World War; Mason, K. of P., Presby- 
terian. Author number of articles on Child Welfare 
Work. Address: Seneca, S. C. 

Hofman, Josef, pianist; born Cracow, Poland, Aus- 
tria-Hungary, Jan. 20, 1876; father was capellmeister 
and composer; began piano under father in infancy and 
at age of 7 attracted the attention of Reubenstein ; came 
to America in 1887 for concert tour but Society for Pre- 
vention of Cruelty to Children interfered with accom- 
plishment of his plans. Returned to Europe and studied 
under Urban, Moszkowski and Rubinstein. Made many 
concert tours in America and Europe. Composer of 
concertos and piano pieces, also symphony and orchestra 
suite. Writer on musical topics. Home: Aiken, S. C. 
Address: Wolfsohn Musical Bur., 1 W. 34th St., New 
York City. 

Holleman, Lee G., banker; born at Walhalla, S. C., 
January 4, 1872; son of Joseph W. and Sarah (Sharp) 
Holleman; attended schools at Walhalla; one of the or- 
ganizers of the People's Bank at Anderson, S. C., being 
assistant cashier and bookkeeper until April, 1906, at 
which date appointed first State bank examiner of S. C. 
for a term of four years; served only two years in this 
office, returning to Anderson to become president of the 
People's Bank; four years secretary of the S. C. State 
Bankers' Assn.; served as alderman of Anderson eight 
years and as mayor two years ; married Jennie Cooper of 
Maryland, 1906; member of Rotary Club, K. of P., Ma- 
sons, Methodist Church. Home: Anderson, S. C. 

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Holman, Robert Capers, lawyer; born at Barnwell, 
S. C., March 6, 1867; son of Jacob Wannamaker and V. 
(Ashley) Holman; attended the Barnwell schools, Sheri- 
dan's Classical School at Orangeburg, the Citadel ; grad- 
uate of King's Mountain Military Academy; studied law, 
admitted to the bar, 1893; a member of the law firm of 
Holman & Boulware; acted as a special judge to hold a 
court of assizes at Barnwell ; former mayor of Barnwell ; 
married Goldie C. Wannamaker, Orangeburg, S. C., Jan- 
uary 17, 1900 ; member of Masons, K. of P. Home : Barn- 
well, S. C. 

Hough, M. J., probate judge; born at Chesterfield, 
February 10, 1873; son of M. J. and Ada (Clifton) 
Hough; educated in public schools; South Carolina Col- 
lege (now Univ. of S. C.) ; admitted to the bar in 1899 
and in same year began practice at Chesterfield; elected 
to fill out unexpired term in the House of Representa- 
tives in 1901 ; elected probate judge in 1903 and since 
first election has had no opposition for the office. Mar- 
ried Pearl Evans, Feb. 11, 1903. Address: Chester- 
field, S. C. 

Huger, Alfred, admiralty lawyer; born at Charles- 
ton, S. C., October 10, 1876; son of Thomas Bee and 
Caroline Banks (Smith) Huger; attended the Brown- 
field and John Gadsden schools at Summerville, S. C., 
Crafts School, Charleston, S. C., Porter Military Acad- 
emy, graduate of, 1895, Cornell University College of 
Law, graduate of with degree of LL. B., 1903; studied 
admiralty law in New York City, admitted to the S. C. 
bar, 1907; formerly secretary to Hon. Andrew D. White, 
U. S. ambassador to Germany; at present a member of 
the law firm of Miller, Huger, Wilbur & Miller, Charles- 
ton; in 1920 elected by the State Legislature a member 
of the Board of Trustees of the S. C. Medical College; in 
1920 elected a member of the Executive Committee of 
the Maritime Law Association of the United States ; dur- 
ing World War admiralty counsel for the United States 
Shipping Board; served as major in the Quartermaster 
Corps with the American Expeditionary Forces ; cited by 
General Pershing, awarded the Chevalier de 1'ordre Na- 
tional de la Legion d'honneur by France; married Mar- 
garet Mynderse, Brooklyn, N. Y., April, 1906 ; member of 
the Carolina Yacht Club, Charleston Club, Charleston 
Chamber of Commerce, St. Andrew's Society, K. of P., 
Masons. Home: Charleston, S. C. 

Hughes, Edings Thomas, lawyer; born at Orange- 
burg, S. C., October 12, 1879 ; son of J. M. and Margaret 

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Selina (Mack) Hughes; educated in country schools and 
at Clemson College^ student of law Columbian (now 
George Washington) Univ., Washington, D. C. ; gradu- 
ated in law Univ. of S. C., 1905; after admission to the 
bar, began practice at Marion, in partnership with Henry 
Mullins; member of S. C. House of Representatives, 
1918-20; re-elected in 1920; former alderman and mayor 
pro tern of Marion; for six years a trustee of Clemson 
College. Presbyterian. Married Edna Carmichael of 
Marion, S. C. Address : Marion, S. C. 

Hughes, Edward Walter, lawyer; born at Charles- 
ton, S. C., April 21, 1864; son of Edward T. and Anna 
Gaillard (White) Hughes; attended preparatory schools 
at Charleston, graduate of with degree of B. S. from the 
University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.; completed law 
course at University of Va., 1885; has been commodore 
of the Carolina Yacht Club, president of the Charleston 
Country Club and also of the Charleston Club ; a member 
of the S. C. Legislature, 1888-1894; assistant United 
States District Attorney, 1894-98; in 1898 appointed 
referee in bankruptcy, still holding this position; mar- 
ried Virginia Randolph Pinckney, February 20, 1890. 
Home: Charleston, S. C. 

Hughes, Jerry Miles, lawyer, judge; born at Orange- 
burg, S. C., 1884; son of J. M. and Margaret S. (Mack) 
Hughes; attended Orangeburg High School, University 
of S. C., graduate of in law, 1907 ; practiced law in Okla- 
homa for two years ; taught school for a few months, re- 
suming law practice in 1911; secretary of the Orange- 
burg County Fair Assn. since 1911 ; county attorney for 
Orangeburg, 1914-16; elected probate judge of Orange- 
burg County, 1918; president of the Home Building & 
Loan Assn. of Orangeburg; married Oressa Collier; 
member of Masons, K. of P., Methodist Church. Home : 
Orangeburg, S. C. 

Hughes, John Gorden, lawyer; born near Trenton, 
S. C., December 11, 1877; son of Stephen T. and Eliza- 
beth M. Hughes; attended Trenton (S. C.) High School, 
University of S. C.; A. B., A. M., LL. B. degrees; mem- 
ber S. C. House of Representatives from Union County, 
1906-12; State Senator from Union County, 1914-18; 
National Head (Grand Princeps) Pi Kappa Alpha fra- 
ternity, Past Exalted Ruler, B. P. 0. E., S. W. Union 
Lodge No. 75, A. F. M|, Councilor J. O. U. A. M., presi- 
dent Alumni Assn. of University of S. C. for years 1919- 
20 and 1920-21 ; during World War government appeal 

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agent for Union County; unmarried; member of Pi 
Kappa Alpha fraternity, K. of P., B. P. O. E., Red Men, 
J. 0. A. M., D. 0. K. K., 32nd degree Mason. Home: 
Union, S. C. 

Hughes, Rolfe Eldridge, physician; born at Colum- 
bia, Va., May 5, 1868; son of E. Tucker and Nannie B. 
(Perkins) Hughes; attended Miller's School, Columbia, 
Va., University of Maryland, receiving his M. D. degree 
at Baltimore, 1892; began practice of medicine at Ab- 
ingdon, Va., 1892, remaining there until 1898, when he 
came to Laurens, S. C., having carried on his practice of 
medicine at that city ever since ; for seventeen years sec- 
retary and treasurer of the Tri-State Medical Assn. of 
the two Carolinas and Virginia; made president of this 
association in 1907 ; married Hallie W. Cosby, Va., 1900 ; 
member of Laurens County Medical Society, S. C. State 
Medical Society, Southern Medical Assn., American 
Medical Assn., the State Medical Assn.; member of K. of 
P., B. P. 0. E., is a Master Mason. Home : Laurens, S. C. 

Hunt, Isaac Hamilton, lawyer; born Fernandina, 
Fla. ; son of Walter Herbert and Susan (McCaughrin) 
Hunt; educated in public schools, Newberry College, and 
Univ. of S. C. ; studied law under his brother, Walter H. 
Hunt, and was admitted to the bar Dec. 14, 1894 ; became 
member of law firm of Hunt & Hunt, which later became 
the prominent firm of Hunt, Hunt & Hunter of Newberry ; 
member of State Board of Conciliation, Board of Trustees 
of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 
Ky. ; for number of years trustee of S. C. Baptist Hos- 
pital at Columbia ; is a Knight Templar, Mason, Shriner, 
and member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mar- 
ried Unity Elizabeth Gibson of Newberry County, June 
27, 1906. Address: Newberry, S. C. 

Hunt, Walter Herbert, lawyer; born in Newberry, 
April 16, 1861 ; son of Walter Herbert and Susan 
(McCaughrin) Hunt; educated in public schools, New- 
berry Male Academy and Newberry College ; studied law 
privately; admitted to the bar in 1883; began practice 
at Newberry ; member of the firm of Hunt, Hunt & Hun- 
ter; attorney for banks, cotton mills and other corpora- 
tions; Secretary of the Democratic County Executive 
Committee, 1882-1888; has served as special judge of 
circuit court in several counties; was lieutenant colonel 
on the staff of Governor Hugh S. Thompson. Member 
K. of P., Odd Fellows. Baptist. Married Lucy W. Bax- 
ter, of Newberry, Feb. 23, 1887. Address: Newberry, 
S. C. 

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Hyde, Simeon, lawyer; born at Charleston, October 
11, 1856; son of Simeon and Ann Elizer (Tupper) Hyde; 
graduate of the College of Charleston, 1875; studied law 
in the offices of Pressley, Lord & Inglesby, Charleston, 
S. C., admitted to the bar, 1877 ; at present a member of 
the firm Rutledge, Hyde & Mann ; this firm being Division 
Counsel in Charleston of the Atlantic Coast Line Rail- 
road Co. ; for many years in charge of the mission work 
of the Citadel Square BaptisVChurch, Charleston; mem- 
ber of the S. C. House of Representatives from Charles- 
ton County, 1886-88; one of the authors of Chisolm and 
Hyde's "Index-Digest of South Carolina Reports;" 
served for many years in the State militia, returning as 
captain in 1888 ; during World War served as captain of 
Co. B, First Regiment of South Carolina Reserve Militia. 
Home: Charleston, S. C. 

Hyde, Tristram T., real estate broker, banker, insur- 
ance agent; born at Columbia, July 3, 1862 ; son of Simeon 
and Anne Eliza (Tupper) Hyde; attended a private 
school, Charleston High School; head of the real estate 
and insurance firm of Tristram T. Hyde&Sons; president 
of the Commercial National Bank; was chairman of the 
Charleston City Democratic Committee, mayor of 
Charleston, S. C., 1915-19; for twenty-seven years a 
member of the Sumter Guards, serving as a captain and 
a major; married Minnie D. Black, Charleston, S. C., 
1886 (died, 1905), 2nd, Sue Estelle Thomas, Union, S. 
C., 1907; member of the Citadel Square Baptist Church 
and superintendent of the Sunday School of that church 
for the past twenty-six years. Home : Charleston, S. C. 

Jacobs, James Ferdinand, Presbyterian minister and 
religious press advertiser; born at Clinton, October 6, 
1868; son of William Plumer and Mary Jane (Dillard) 
Jacobs; attended public schools, Thornwell Orphanage 
School, Presbyterian College of S. C., Princeton Theolog- 
ical Seminary, Columbia (S. C.), Theological Seminary; 
A. B. degree from P. C. of S. C., no theological degrees 
being given at the time he attended theological semi- 
naries; first called from Columbia (S. C.) Theological 
Seminary to professorship of Biblical Literature and 
Philosophy in P. C. of S. C., later becoming editor and 
publisher of The Southern Presbyterian, which was con- 
ducted for seven years, during which time he organized 
the Religious Press Advertising Syndicate; one of the 
signers at Baltimore convention, Associated Advertising 
Clubs of the World, of the Declaration of Principles, lead- 
ing to the reorganization of the advertising business in 

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America ; served in lower house of representatives as a 
member of the National Commission ; wrote and deliv- 
ered addresses on advertising subjects in cities through- 
out the United States and Canada; during World War 
assisted in Liberty loan and other campaigns; married 
Mary Elliot Duckett, Clinton, S. C., October 6, 1868; 
member of W. O. W., Bois Terre Country Club, Clinton 
(S. C.), Commercial Club, New York Advertising Club. 
Home : Clinton, S. C. 

Jamison, Atha Thomas, Baptist minister; born at 
Murfreesboro, Tenn., March 5, 1866; son of Robert D. 
and Camilla (Patterson) Jamison; attended schools of 
Murfreesboro, followed Chautauqua courses of reading 
for eleven years; secretary of Charleston Y. M. C. A., 
1885-94, after which he attended the Southern Baptist 
Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., 1894-95, being or- 
dained by the Citadel Square Baptist Church, Charleston, 
June, 1895 ; began duties as pastor of the Baptist Church 
at Camden, S. C. ; president of the Baptist Young Peoples' 
Union of S. C. ; supt. and treas. of Connie Maxwell Or- 
phanage, Greenwood, S. C., since 1900 ; for some years a 
trustee of the South Carolina Industrial School for Boys ; 
one of the organizers of the State Conference of Chari- 
ties and Corrections, 1909; married Emma C. Caldwell, 
October 3, 1889 (died December 17, 1900) ; 2nd, Mrs. 
Margaret Wallace Caldwell, June 7, 1904; member of 
Masons, K. of P., Rotary Club. Address: Connie Max- 
well Orphanage, Greenwood, S. C. 

Jefferies, Richard M., judge; born in Union County, 
S. C., February 27, 1888 ; son of John R. and Mary Hen- 
rietta (Allen) Jefferies; attended Gaffney graded schools, 
Univ. of S. C., graduate of with degree of A. B., 1910; 
studied law, admitted to the bar, 1912 ; master in equity 
and judge of probate of Colleton County; first county 
superintendent of Colleton County; a member of the 
State Democratic Executive Committee, 1912; married 
Annie K. Savage, Walterboro, S. C., 1911; member of 
Masons, K. of P., W. 0. W. Home : Walterboro, S. C. 

Jenkins, Claudius Bissell, business man ; born at Sum- 
merville, S. C., July 3, 1865; son of Septimus Hamilton 
and Annie Manson (Gautier) Jenkins; attended the 
schools of Rockville, S. C., on Wadmalaw Island; made 
general manager of Cameron & Barkley Co., 1887; vice 
president, 1889; president, 1902; still holding this posi- 
tion ; also president of the General Asbestos and Rubber 
Co., Charleston, S. C., Rose Bank Farm Co., Prospect 

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Farm Co., Carolina-Florida Realty Co., director People's 
National Bank, Myakka Timber Corporation, Charleston 
Trust & Guarantee Co., Boulevard Realty Co.; married 
Lula Thomas, Santuc, S. C., June 25, 1889; member of 
St. Andrew's Society, St. Cecilia Society, Huguenot So- 
ciety, New England Society, Carolina Yacht Club, S. C. 
Historical Society, Presbyterian Church. Home: Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Jenkins, Hawkins King, lawyer, planter; born at 
Adams Run, Charleston County, S. C., 1859 ; son of Paul 
Fripp and Theodore Ashe Burden (King) Jenkins; at- 
tended Holy Communion Church Institute (now Porter 
Military Academy) ; studied law with George W. Croft, 
Aiken, S. C. ; admitted to the bar, 1881; began practice 
that year at Little Rock, S. C., later practicing at York- 
ville, Mt. Pleasant, Charleston, Monck's Corner, retiring 
from law in 1911 and becoming a resident of Charleston; 
member of S. C. House of Representatives, 1888-90, 1906- 
1908; member of S. C. Senate from Berkeley County, 
1890-94; married Josephine Manigault, Charleston 
County; member of Sons of the American Revolution, 
St. Cecilia Society, K. of P., W. 0. W. Home : Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Jennings, Langdon Dinkins, lawyer, banker, mayor; 
born in Sumter County, Jan. 18, 1871; son of William 
Hamilton and Mary E. (Dinkins) Jennings; educated in 
public schools and studied law at home; admitted to the 
bar in 1896, and since in practice at Sumter; mayor of 
Sumter since April, 1910; president People's Bank of 
Sumter ; director Booth-Boyle Live Stock Co. ; director of 
Jennings-Blanding Live Stock Co.; director of Jennings- 
Gainey Furniture Co. Married, first, Esther Annie Din- 
kins ; second, Gwynne Dinkins. Mason, K. of P., Metho- 
dist. Address: Sumter, S. C. 

Jervey, J. Wilkinson, opthalmologist, laryngologist; 
born in Charleston, S. C., Oct. 19, 1874; son of Eugene 
P. and Ella M. (Wilkinson) Jervey. M. D., Medical Col- 
lege of S. C., 1897. Practicing in Greenville, S. C., since 
1898; chief ear, eye, nose and throat service, Greenville 
City Hospital; surgeon in charge Jervey Eye, Ear, Nose 
and Throat Hospital ; chief surgeon Piedmont and North- 
ern Railway Co.; Southern Public Utilities Co.; oculist, 
Southern Railway Co., etc. Fellow American College of 
Surgeons, American Medical Association, S. C. Medical 
Association (pres. 1912-13), American Laryngolical, 
Rhinological and Octological Society, American Opthal- 

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moligical Society, licentiate American Board of Opthal- 
mic Examiners. Frequent contributor to current medi- 
cal and surgical literature. Married Hfelen Doremus 
Smith, Charleston, S. C., Oct. 26, 1899. Clubs : Poinsette, 
Elks, San Souci, Country. Episcopalian. Home : Green- 
ville, S. C. 

Johnson, David Bancroft, college president; born 
La Grange, Tenn., Jan. 10, 1856; son of David Bancroft 
and Margaret E. Johnson. A. B. Univ. of Tenn., 1877, 
A .M., 1880; LL. D., South Carolina College, 1905. Asst. 
Professor Mathematics, Univ. of Tenn., 1879-1880; 
principal graded schools, Abbeville, S. C., 1880-82 ; super- 
intendent and organizer city schools, Columbia, S. C., 
1883-95; organized in 1895, and since president, Win- 
throp Normal and Industrial College of S. C. Estab- 
lished and president 1885-94, Columbia (S. C.) Y. M. C. 
A. ; chairman executive committee Y. M. C. A., 1886-95 ; 
organized S. C. Assn. of School Superintendents, and the 
Rural School Improvement Assn. of S. C., 1902. Mem- 
ber S. C. State Commission to Revise School Laws, 1910- 
11 ; president State Teachers Assn., 1884-8; vice president 
National Teachers Assn., 1894, 1906-7; president de- 
partment rural and agricultural education of N. E. A., 
1909; president normal school department, 1911, and 
member National Committee on normal school statistics, 
1911, N. E. A.; president Southern Educational Assn., 
1910; president National Education Assn., 1915-16. 
Married Mai R. Smith, Charleston, S. C., August 6, 1902. 
Member National Civic Assn., National Peace League, 
S. C. Historical Society. Address : Rock Hill, S. C. 

Johnson, J. Henry, lawyer; born in Orangeburg 
County, S. C., September 10, 1888; son of John W. and 
Lorena (Bowman) Johnson; attended school at Willis- 
ton, S. C., the Citadel, graduate of, 1906; University of 
S. C. Law School, graduate of, 1909; began practice of 
law at Allendale, S. C., 1909; served as State Senator 
from Barnwell County, 1917-18, when upon formation of 
Allendale County he resigned and was elected senator 
from Allendale County; during World War was chair- 
man of the Third Liberty Loan compaign, for the Sec- 
ond Congressional District; a member of the Legal Ad- 
visory Board; married Alene All, Allendale, S. C., 1909. 
Home: Allendale, S. C. 

Johnson, James Reid, coal merchant; born at Charles- 
ton, S. C., April 6, 1862 ; son of William and Mary Melli- 
champ Johnson; attended Charleston High School; asso- 

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ciated with T. S. Sinkler and A. Marion Stone in the 
wholesale and retail coal trade in Charleston and in the 
mining of coal; was for eight years an alderman of 
Charleston, and served for eight years as chairman of 
the Board of Public Works under Mayor Rhett of 
Charleston, S. C. ; married Elizabeth Wilson Rouquie 
(died June 1, 1914), 2nd, Ellen Adams Brooks, 1916; is 
a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, served as grand mas- 
ter of the Grand Lodge in S. C., 1910-11; was grand 
master of the Royal and Select Masters and eminent com- 
mander of South Carolina Commandery No. 1, Knights 
Templar; was potentate of Oasis Temple of the Mystic 
Shrine. Home: Charleston, S. C. 

Johnson, James Williams, lawyer, banker; born Car- 
rolton, Miss., Sept. 13, 1854; son of James Steven and 
Falba (Love) Johnson; educated at Lenoir High School 
(N. C.) ; Univ. of the South; Davidson College; studied 
law in office of W. D. and J. M. Johnson, Marion, S. C.; 
admitted to the bar in 1880 and immediately commenced 
to practice; vice president of Marion National Bank; 
served two terms as mayor of Marion ; for twenty years 
trustee of city schools of Marion. Presbyterian. Mar- 
ried Annie Prince Johnson of Marion, Feb. 23, 1882. 
Address: Marion, S. C. 

Johnson, John Carroll, architect; born at Chris- 
tianstad, Sweden, November 9, 1882 ; son of Peter and 
Carolina (Samuelson) Johnson; came to Chicago at the 
age of three years, attending schools in that city and fin- 
ishing at the Chicago High School ; worked for two years 
in offices of Jenney and Mundie and attended Chicago 
Art Institute at night; entered Chicago Architectural 
School, graduating in 1906, winning first Home Travel- 
ing Scholarship in competition ; after graduating in 1906, 
came East and traveled three months, being in charge of 
the offices of Wood, Down & Denning during the con- 
struction of a number of large buildings, including sev- 
eral government structures; attended University of Pa., 
1907-08, doing post-graduate work; traveled abroad in 
1909, coming to Columbia, S. C., in 1910 in charge of 
offices of Wilson & Sompeyrac; entered in partnership in 
1912, starting private practice in 1917; served on Dec- 
oration Committee, Taft Inaugural; designer of Colum- 
bia, S. C., High School, Ridgewood Club, Masonic Tem- 
ple, First National Bank, Camden, S. C., also number of 
large residences and business buildings in S. C. ; married 
Janet Gale Henry, Columbia, S. C., June, 1919; member 

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Kiwanis Club, American Institute of Architects. Home : 
Columbia, S. C. 

Johnson, Oscar E., insurance; born at Charleston, 
S. C., December 25, 1853 ; son of Oscar E. and Gabriella 
A. (Strobel) Johnson; attended Charleston High School, 
College of Charleston; now a trustee of the College of 
Charleston ; has served as president of Charleston Board 
of Underwriters, past president of the State Assn. of Fire 
Insurance Agents, represents the Department of Insur- 
ance for United States shippers; now president of the 
Southern Home Insurance Co. ; for the past ten years a 
member of the Charleston City Council; married Lila 
Boozer, 1879 (died 1887), 2nd, Maud Boozer, 1889; mem- 
ber of Presbyterian Church. Home : Charleston, S. C. 

Johnson, William H., physician; born in Charleston, 
March 30, 1871; son of William and Mary H. (Melli- 
champ) Johnson; educated in private schools and Univ. 
of S. C. ; M. D., Univ. of Va., 1893 ; New York Postgradu- 
ate Medical School, 1900 ; student in clinics of Europe in 
1895 and 1898 ; received valuable experience in Mothers' 
and Babies' Hospital, New York City, New York Poly- 
clinic, House of Relief (branch of New York Hospital), 
Carnegie Laboratory, Bellevue Hospital Medical College; 
has enjoyed for a number of years a successful practice 
at Charleston; was for a while professor of histology, 
children's diseases, and orthopaedic surgery at Medical 
College of S. C.; for four years dispensary physician of 
Charleston; lecturer at Univ. of South. (Tenn.), 1900- 
1901; was professor of Roentgenology at S. C. Medical 
College ; now professor of a course on fractures, disloca- 
tions, and orthopaedics of S. C. Medical College; was in 
active service U. S. Army during 19 months (12 months 
in France) serving as captain and was recommended for 
promotion several times; member of S. C., State and 
American Medical Assns. ; Phi Kappa Psi, St. Cecilia 
Society, etc.; has served as surgeon for Carolina Rifles, 
medical referee, Charleston Navy Yard, physician to U. 
S. prisoners and U. S. pension examiner. Episcopalian. 
Married Lottie Palmer Capers. Address : Charleston, S. C. 

Johnstone, Alan, Jr., secretary Maryland Social Hy- 
giene Society; born at Newberry, S. C., July 11, 1890; 
son of Allan and Lilla R. (Kennerly) Johnstone; edu- 
cated in graded schools of Newberry and Newberry Col- 
lege, graduating in 1910 ; LL. B., A. M., Univ. of S. C., 
1912; postgraduate work in law, Harvard Law School, 
1913 ; began practice of law at Columbia in August, 1913 ; 

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elected to House of Representatives from Richland Coun- 
ty in 1914; became a representative of Law Enforcement 
Division of Commission of Training Camp Activities 
under War and Navy Departments (on duty at Atlanta 
for a while ; then in Washington) ; resigned in 1919 to 
take charge of some war loan work of Federal Reserve 
Bank of Richmond, Va. ; removed to Baltimore, Md., in 
1919, to become secretary of Maryland Social Hygiene 
Society, which position he still holds. Married Lallah R. 
Simmons of Newberry, July 20, 1914. Address: Balti- 
more, Maryland. 

Johnson, Preston Cornelius, teacher; born in Colleton 
District, S. C., January 24, 1840 ; son of A. R. and Mary 
L. Johnston ; attended Lawtonville Academy, Mount Zion 
High School (Winnsboro, S. C.), Wofford College; A. B. 
and M. A. degrees from Wofford College: Clerk of Cir- 
cuit Court for twelve years; married Annie Cornelia 
Smith, Spartanburg, S. C., December 19, 1861. Home: 
St. George, S. C. 

Jones, Adolphus W., public official; born at Abbe- 
ville, S. C., April 12, 1857 ; son of Robert and Mary Jones ; 
attended public schools, business school ; for a number of 
years auditor of Abbeville County; for nine years phos- 
phate inspector and in charge of the State fisheries ; for 
twelve years comptroller general of South Carolina; be- 
came chairman of the State Tax Commission, 1915 ; one 
of organizers of the Gulf and Atlantic Insurance Co., and 
was the first president of that company; married Celia 
T. Miller, Abbeville, S. C. Address : Columbia, S. C. 

Jones, H. Olin, architect; born at Elberton, Ga., Oc- 
tober 30, 1880 ; son of William Baylis and Mary Josephine 
Jones; educated in local schools of Atlanta; Emory Col- 
lege (Ga.) ; specialized in scientific and technical courses 
in college and for ten years after graduation in 1901 
spent his time specializing in the line of his work ; began 
his professional work as an architect at Greenville, S. C. ; 
built Greenville County Court House; co-designer of the 
Greenville City Hospital; architect of First Baptist 
Church, Greenville, Casino Theater at same place and 
other buildings of noted beauty. Member State Board of 
Architectural Examiners. Married Eleanor Keys of 
Greenville, S. C. Address: Greenville, S. C. 

Jones, Wilie, banker; born Hillsboro, N. C., October 
17, 1850; son of Cadwallader and Annie Isabelle (Iredell) 
Jones; educated high schools, Ebenezer, S. C., Raleigh, 
N. C. Began as clerk, Columbia (S. C.) National Bank, 

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1870, and continued for 36 years, advancing to vice presi- 
dent; president Palmetto National Bank, Columbia, since 
Jan., 1906. Enlisted in S. C. National Guards, 1874, re- 
tired as major-general, 1915; Colonel 2nd S. C. Regiment, 
Spanish-American War, 1898 ; served in Cuba under Gen. 
Fitzhugh Lee. Married Annie Reaux Caldwell of Colum- 
bia, S. C., May 20, 1886. Member S. C. Constitutional 
convention, 1895 ; chairman Democratic State Committee, 
S. C., 1898-1912. Episcopalian, K. T. Club: Columbia. 
Office : Palmetto National Bank, Columbia, S. C. 

Jordan, Arthur Buist, editor, publisher; born at Bam- 
berg, S. C., August 3, 1876 ; son of Lawrence M. and Ade- 
line Jordan; attended common schools, Bamberg Busi- 
ness College ; received private instruction ; city clerk and 
treasurer of Dillon, S. C., 1899-1901; mayor of Dillon, 
1902-04, 1906-08; served two terms as president of Dil- 
lon Chamber of Commerce; two terms as chairman of 
Board of Trustees of Dillon public schools; member of 
Executive Committee in charge of formation of Dillon 
County; three terms chairman of Dillon County Demo- 
cratic party; was director in National Publisher's Assn., 
two terms on Executive Committee of S. C. Press Assn., 
two terms vice president of S. C. Press Assn.; elected 
president of S. C. P. A. in 1919, re-elected in 1920 ; mem- 
ber Board of Control, S. C. Development Board ; member 
Committee on Markets of same board ; vice president and 
director First National Bank of Dillon ; Master in Equity 
for Dillon County from 1910 to date; editor and pub- 
lisher of The Dillon Herald 22 consecutive years ; during 
World War chairman of local exemption board for Dillon 
County, also chairman of Red Cross work for same 
county; married Hortense Hampton, Leaksville, N. C., 
November 28, 1901 ; member of Masons, K. of P., Junior 
Order American Mechanics. Home : Dillon, S. C. 

Joyner, Edmund N., Jr., business man ; born at Hick- 
ory, N. C., in 1879; son of Rev. E. N. and Mary (Win- 
field) Joyner; educated in public schools of Columbia, 
Univ. of S. C., Univ. of the South, Univ. of N. C. On 
leaving college entered into a business career which cul- 
minated in his being president since 1919 of Southern 
States Supply Co. at Columbia, S. C.; this company was 
organized in 1910 and has been steadily increasing its 
business ever since. Married Julia Tift, Albany, Ga. K. 
of P., clubs: Columbia, Ridgewood Country (Columbia, 
S. C.), Capital City, Atlanta, Ga. Address: Columbia, 
S. C. 

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Juhan, Frank Alexander, clergyman, Episcopal 
Church; born at Macon, Ga., April 27, 1887; son of 
Charles J. and Minnie H. Juhan; attended West Texas 
Military Academy, University of the South, Sewanee, 
Tenn., B. D. degree; chaplain of West Texas Military 
Academy, chaplain of Sewanee Military Academy, rector 
St. Andrew's Church, Goliad, Texas, rector Christ 
Church, Greenville, S. C. ; chairman of Red Cross during 
war; married Vera MacKnight, Selma, Ala., January 3, 
1912 ; Mason, Blue Lodge. Home : Greenville, S. C. 

Keith, William Henry, business man ; born at Tim- 
monsville, S. C., February 7, 1873; son of Jesse E. and 
Kate (Sykes) Keith ; attended public schools, the Cita- 
del; president of the McSween Mercantile Co. at Tim- 
monsville and Lamar, S. C. ; director of the Bank of Tim- 
monsville and the Merchants & Planters Bank, Lamar, 
S. C., also a director of the Timmonsville Oil Mill; a 
former alderman and mayor of Timmonsville; during 
World War a member of the local exemption board of 
Florence County; married Cora Byrd, Timmonsville, S. 
C., April 14, 1897; member of Presbyterian Church. 
Home: Timmonsville, S. C. 

Kelley, John Alexander, lawyer; born in Clarendon 
County, S. C., July 20, 1848 ; son of Joseph J. and Ann J. 
(Campbell) Kelley; attended Manning Academy, taught 
by John W. Ervin, University of South Carolina Law 
School ; admitted to the bar in 1872 ; member of the law 
firm of Sellers, Hudson & Kelley; vice president of and 
attorney for the Bank of Kingstree; a member of the 
S. C. House of Representatives, 1888-90 ; mayor of Kings- 
tree for two terms; served as a captain in the "Red 
Shirt" Brigade, also on Governor Hagood's staff; mar- 
ried Elizabeth B. Boyd, October 29, 1872; member of 
Masons, K. of P., Methodist Church. Home: Kingstree, 
S. C. 

Kennedy, Arthur M., banker; born at Williston, S. C., 
August 11, 1868; son of William Hamilton and Elizabeth 
(Merritt) Kennedy; attended schools at Williston, S. C., 
the Citadel, graduate of, 1887 ; president of the Bank of 
Williston, S. C. ; a member of the S. C. Senate, a member 
of the finance committee in the Legislature; married 
Agnes Roberts, Allendale, S. C. (died 1914), 2nd, Emma 
Harley, Williston, S. C.; member of Masons, Baptist 
Church. Home: Williston, S. C. 

Kibler, Clarence LeRoy, physician; born at Kibler, 
Newberry County, July 16, 1873 ; son of John David 

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Augustus and Hattie Elizabeth (Drafts) Kibler; was 
educated in public schools and at Newberry College 
where he obtained A. B. in 1896 ; received medical degrees 
from Univ. of Baltimore in 1889 and Maryland Medi- 
cal College in 1907; in practice in West Virginia during 
next eight years and in mean time had specialized in eye, 
ear, nose, and throat hospitals of Baltimore and New 
York; went to Columbia in 1908 and continued in his 
practice as specialist ; assisted in organization of Union 
National Bank of Columbia (now Liberty National Bank 
of S. C.) and since organization has been a vice president 
thereof; is a member of Columbia Medical Society (presi- 
dent two years), South Carolina, Southern, American 
Medical Assns. ; member medical staffs of Baptist and 
Columbia Hospitals ; surgeon for Seaboard and Columbia, 
Newberry & Laurens Railroads ; member Advisory Board 
Sixth District, and member Free Beneficiary Camp. 
Mason and Shriner. Member board directors Y. M. C. 
A., Columbia, S. C. Married Viola Estelle Griffith, Nov. 
29, 1899. Address: Columbia, S. C. 

Kinard, John Martin, banker; born in Newberry 
County, S. C., May 17, 1862 ; attended Newberry College, 
South Carolina College; for over twenty years president 
of the Commercial Bank of Newberry, also president of 
the Newberry Knitting Mill and director of the New- 
berry Cotton Mill; served ten years as clerk of court of 
Newberry County; married Margaret Liee Land, Au- 
gusta, Ga., June 5, 1895. Home : Newberry, S. C. 

King, MacMillan Campbell, cotton manufacturer; 
born at Society Hill, in 1873; son of A. Campbell King; 
educated in public schools of Summerville and Charles- 
ton; began as clerk, later partner of William S. Hasty, 
insurance agent; went to Pelham, Greenville County, in 
1902 to take charge of Pelham Mills, of which he is now 
president. Married Louisa Wilkinson Barnwell of 
Charleston in 1901. Address: Pelham, S. C. 

King, Richard Hayne, secretary of Y. M. C. A.; born 
in Abbeville County, S. C. ; son of John Julius and Mary 
A. (Ligon) King; attended Presbyterian College of S. C., 
graduate of with degree of A. B., 1895; became secretary 
of the Charleston (S. C.) Y. M. C. A., January 3, 1898; 
in August of same year became secretary of the Waco 
(Texas) Y. M. C. A., remaining there four years, after 
which time he returned to Charleston, S. C., August 15, 
1902, to become general secretary of the Y. M. C. A., re- 
maining there until the spring of 1917; member of the 

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Board of Trustees of P. C. of S. C., State Board of Chari- 
ties and Corrections from its inception ; was on the board 
of directors of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce; 
on June 30, 1917, became associated with the National 
War Work Council of the Y. M. C. A. with headquarters 
at Atlanta, moving his offices to that city, being in charge 
of the following campaigns : Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., 
K. of C., Salvation Army, American Library Assn., 
Jewish Relief Board, War Camp Community Service; 
now secretary of the International Committee of the Y. 
M. C. A., Southern region; married Louise Robinson, 
Charleston, S. C. ; past master of Orange Lodge, Ancient 
Free and Accepted Masons, 32nd degree Mason, also 
Shriner, is a Knight Templar, past chancellor of Cowan 
Lodge No. 77, K. of P., Waco, Texas. Home : Charleston, 
S. C. 

Kirkland, Benjamin Brown, business man; born in 
Barnwell County, April 17, 1870; son of Col. B. B. and 
Margaret A. (Dunbar) Kirkland; educated in public 
schools; clerk for 15 years in general store; merchan- 
dise broker at Columbia eight years; established Kirk- 
land Distributing Co. in 1908 and is chief owner of 
same ; owner of B. B. Kirkland Seed Co. ; director Caro- 
lina National Bank of Columbia; built Kirkland Apart- 
ments, Pendleton street, Columbia, S. C. ; served as alder- 
man and mayor of Eau Claire; married Evelyn Ella 
Ceruti, of Nassau, New Providence, July 25, 1895. K. of 
P., Odd Fellow; member Rotary Club and Columbia 
Chamber of Commerce. Address : Columbia, S. C. 

Kirkland, Thomas Jefferson, lawyer; born at Cam- 
den, S. C., May 9, 1860 ; son of William Lennox and Mary 
Miller (Withers) Kirkland; attended Camden Academy, 
Charlotte Military Academy; studied law, admitted to 
the bar, 1887; for a number of years was chairman of 
the Board of School Trustees of Camden School District; 
was direct tax agent of S. C. at Washington, 1891 ; served 
in S. C. House of Representatives, 1890-94, 1910-12; in 
the S. C. Senate, 1894-96; co-author of "Historic Cam- 
den;" married Fredericka Alexander, September 25, 
1889 ; former president of the Camden Historical Society. 
Home: Camden, S. C. 

Knight, J. Broadus, clerk U. S. District Court; born 
Greenville County, Nov. 4, 1879; son of J. Edward and 
Eugenia (Arnold) Knight; educated Erskine College, 
Due West, S. C. (grad. 1901), graduated from Massly's 
Business College, 1902. Acquired first acquaintance 

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with Washington politics as private secretary to Con- 
gressman Joseph T. Johnson ; secretary to late Senator 
Tillman, 1905-15 ; was appointed Clerk of U. S. District 
Court for Western District of S. C., with offices at Green- 
ville. Besides his official duties he is a contributor to 
South Carolina agricultural products as an asparagus 
grower; organized in 1915, South Carolina Asparagus 
Growers Assn. of which he is at present president. Mar- 
ried Kathrine Jones, Mount Carmel, S. C., in 1905. Ad- 
dress, Greenville, S. C. 

Knox, Francis Henry, engineer; born at Pittsburg, 
Pa., in 1864 ; attended University of Pittsburg, Pa., grad- 
uate of, 1887, took post-graduate work; two years after 
graduation, connected with Westinghouse Electric Co., 
connected with J. G. White & Co., New York City, in 
construction work in New York City and Baltimore; 
engineer, Charleston Street Railway Co., 1896-99; engi- 
neer in construction of Railway, Lighting and Gas Plant 
at Spartanburg, S. C. ; engineer in construction of Gaston 
Shoals hydro-electric plant near Gaffney, S. C. ; consult- 
ing engineer in construction of hydro-electric plant at 
Swan Falls on Snake River, near Boise, Idaho ; engineer 
and general manager in construction of Interurban Line, 
Boise, Idaho; returned to Spartanburg, S. C., 1908, as 
vice president and general manager of Street Railway, 
Lighting & Power Co.; since January 4, 1920, president 
Parr Shoals Power Co. and president Columbia Railway, 
Gas & Electric Co. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Kohn, August, newspaper man; born Orangeburg, 
S. C., Feb. 25, 1868; son of Theodore and Rosa (Wald) 
Kohn. A. B., S. C. College, 1892. Reporter, 1892-4, in 
charge of the Columbia bureau since 1894, Charleston 
News and Courier ; director National Loan and Exchange 
Bank, Columbia Standard Warehouse Co. ; vice president 
Argus Investment Co. ; City Development Co., etc. Trus- 
tee University of S. C. (chairman finance committee) ; 
Hebrew Orphans' Home, Atlanta, Ga. Was Lt. Col. on 
staff of Gov. D. C. Heyward. President S. C. State Press 
Assn. (2 yrs). Author: The Cotton Mills of S. C., 1908; 
Water Powers of S. C., and other volumes on S. C. indus- 
trial affairs. Married Irene Goldsmith of Charleston, S. 
C., April 1, 1894. Home, 1520 Senate street, Columbia, 
S. C. Office, Loan and Exchange Bank Building, Colum- 
bia, S. C. 

Kollock, Charles W., surgeon ; born at Cheraw, S. C., 
April 29, 1857; son of Cornelius and Mary Henrietta 



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(Shaw) Kollock; attended schools of Cheraw, the Cheraw 
Academy, Virginia Military Institute, graduate of, 1877 ; 
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, graduate 
of, 1881 ; served as an interne at the Philadelphia Hos- 
pital, Children's Hospital and the Wills Eye Hospital of 
that city, in 1884 attended eye and ear clinics in London 
and Paris; began practice at Charleston in 1885 and has 
confined his attention to the eye, ear, nose and throat ; has 
served as ophthalmic and aural surgeon in the Charles- 
ton City and Roper Hospitals and to the Shirras Dispen- 
sary, for a number of years professor of diseases of the 
throat and nose in the S. C. Medical College ; author of re- 
ports and special papers to medical journals; served in 
World War as a captain and major in the Medical Corps; 
served as colonel on the staff of President Roosevelt dur- 
ing Roosevelt's visit to the Exposition of Charleston, 1902 ; 
was a lieutenant in the Charleston Light Dragoons, 1886- 
95, later a captain for five years; married Gertrude E. 
Gregg, Charleston, S. C., November 10, 1885 (died, 
1904) ; 2nd, Sarah Elizabeth Irvin, Washington, Ga., 
1906; member of S. C. Medical Assn., the Medical Society 
of S. C., Amer. Medical Assn., American Ophthalmolog- 
ical Society, the Oto-Laryngological Society, The Tri-State 
Medical Assn., composed of Virginia and the Carolinas, 
the Association of Air Surgeons, the St. Cecilia Society, 
Charleston Library Society, South Carolina Historical 
Society, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Home, Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Kraft, George A., Catholic priest ; born in Baltimore, 
Md., October 18, 1868 ; son of Mr. and Mrs. George Fred- 
erick Kraft; attended the parish schools of the Holy 
Cross Church, public schools of Baltimore, completed 
classical studies at Loyola College, Baltimore, receiving 
his M. A. degree from that college; attended St. Sulpice 
Seminary, Paris, France, Mount St. Mary's College, Em- 
mitsburg, Md., being ordained December 21, 1895, in the 
Cathedral at Baltimore by his Eminence Cardinal Gib- 
bons; for one year assistant at the Cathedral and mis- 
sionary at Beaufort and surroundings; in November, 
1896, appointed rector of St. Peter's Church, becoming, 
in September, 1901, rector of St. Mary's at Charleston; 
was chaplain of the Catholic schools three years ; for two 
years editor of the South Carolina Catholic, author of a 
history of his home parish in Baltimore ; wrote the con- 
stitution of the "Societe Francaise" in English for the 
use of its present membership ; member of the Bishop's 
Council and examiner of the clergy of the diocese; was 

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for six years chaplain of the local council, K. of C. Ad- 
dress, Charleston, S. C. 

Lafaye, George E., architect; born at New Orleans, 
La., June 5, 1878 ; son of George E. and Marie M. Lafaye ; 
attended graded schools, Jesuit College; president and 
treasurer, Palmetto Brick Co. ; married Charlotte Cordes 
Lucas, Georgetown County, S. C., April 17, 1907; mem- 
ber of Columbia Club, Rotary Club, Ridgewood Club, 
American Institute of Architects. Address, 1002 Na- 
tional Loan and Exchange Bank Bldg., Columbia, S. C. 

Laney, George K., lawyer; born near Cheraw, S. C., 
February 10, 1872; son of John and Cynthia (Plyler) 
Laney; attended the Godfrey School, Cheraw graded 
schools, South Carolina College (now University of S. 
C.), graduate of with degree of A. B., 1894; finished law 
course in 1896, being admitted to the bar in the same 
year ; member of S. C. House of Representatives, 1902-06, 
elected to the S. C. Senate, 1906, still serving Chesterfield 
County in that capacity ; served on Senate Committee on 
Education, Judiciary, Banking and Insurance Commit- 
tees; delegate to National Democratic Convention at St. 
Louis in 1916; member of the Board of Trustees of the 
University of S. C,, Winthrop College, Clemson College, 
Board of Visitors of the Citadel; during World War 
served as county chairman of Liberty Loan campaigns; 
worked in behalf of the Red Cross and Y. M. C. A.; 
married Sarah Louise Tiller, Chesterfield, S. C., 1900; 
member of W. 0. W., Junior Order of United American 
Mechanics, Methodist Church. Home, Chesterfield, S. C. 

Langley, Arthur Buist, insurance man ; born at Barn- 
well, S. C., March 2, 1879 ; son of Christopher Henry and 
Susie (Green) Langley; attended Barnwell High School, 
had summer course of study under Professor Sheridan 
of Barnwell, S. C. ; in 1904 appointed vice president and 
general manager of the South Carolina Life Insurance 
Co., Columbia, S. C., serving in this capacity to date; 
one of organizers of the People's Bank and later presi- 
dent until its consolidation with the Union National 
Bank; vice president of S. C. State Fair Assn. four years; 
elected to S. C. House of Representatives in 1917 to fill 
unexpired term of James A. Hoyt; married Genevieve 
Robinson, Waycross, Ga., December, 1899; member of 
Masons, K. of P., Odd Fellows, Past Chancellor Com- 
mander K. of P., Grand Master and Grand Representa- 
tive of Odd Fellows. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Lanham, Samuel Tucker, lawyer; born at West 
Springs, S. C., March 8, 1884 ; son of Joseph Marion and 

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Louisa (McCravy) Lanham; graduate Wofford College, 
1902; A. B. degree from Wofford College; junior mem- 
ber of law firm of McCravy and Lanham, 1905-08; ad- 
mitted to bar in 1905 ; active in Y. M. C. A. and Sunday 
school circles; master in Equity, Spartanburg County, 
since 1908; secretary Spartanburg County Democratic 
organization since 1912; active in Red Cross, Liberty 
Loan and other campaigns during World War; captain 
and major in South Carolina Reserve Militia ; Four Min- 
ute Man; member South Carolina Military Board under 
Governor Manning during World War; married Edith 
Campbell Crane, Baltimore, Md., December 27, 1912; 
member of K. of P.; now Grand Master of Masons. 
Home, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Lanneau, William S., business man ; born at Charles- 
ton, S. C., November 30, 1869; son of William S. and 
Isabella (Calder) Lanneau; director of the Commercial 
National Bank, president of Lanneau's Art Store, both 
located at Charleston, S. C.; alderman of the City of 
Charleston, 1915-19; chairman of the committee on 
water, one of the commissioners on the Board of Public 
Works ; captain of the Washington Light Infantry, 1906, 
major of the First Battalion of the Third Infantry of 
the S. C. National Guard, 1908 ; during World War again 
captain of the Washington Light Infantry, Co. A, First 
S. C. Reserve Militia; married Mary Siegling, Charles- 
ton, S. C., 1902; member of Masons, Lutheran Church. 
Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Law, John Adger, banker, manufacturer; born Spar- 
tanburg, S. C., Sept. 19, 1869; son of Thomas Hart and 
Anna Elizabeth (Adger) Law. A. B., Wofford College, 
1887. Cashier Spartanburg Savings Bank, 1891-1900; 
president Central National Bank, Spartanburg, S. C., 
1903 ; organized 1900 and president, treasurer, Saxon 
Mills ; president, treasurer, Chesnee Mills ; director Pied- 
mont and Northern Railway Co. ; chairman Spartanburg 
County Highway Commission; director South Atlantic 
Musical Festival Assn. Married Pearl Sibley, Augusta, 
Ga., Nov., 1895. Trustee Converse College, Wofford Col- 
lege, Kennedy Free Library. Presbyterian. Address, 
Spartanburg, S. C. 

Law, Thomas Hart, clergyman ; born Hartsville, S. C., 
Aug. 26, 1838; son Thomas Cassells and Mary Westfield 
(Hart) Law. Graduate of S. C. Military Academy, 1859; 
graduate of Columbia (S. C.) Theological Seminary; D. 
D., Presbyterian College of S. C. Ordained Presbyterian 

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minister, 1862; pastor Florence, S. C., 1862-5, (chaplain 
C. S. A., Fort Caswell, N. C., 1863) ; evangelist, Charles- 
ton (S. C.) Presbytery, 1867-9; pastor Spartanburg, S. 
C., 1869-86 ; field secretary American Bible Society, 1887- 
1907; stated clerk and treasurer Synod of S. C., 1875; 
permanent clerk Southern Presbyterian General Assem- 
bly, 1904-10; stated clerk and treasurer General Assem- 
bly, 1910 . Married Anna Elizabeth Adger of Pendle- 
ton, S. C., March 16, 1864. 

Lawson, Laurie Marvin, lawyer, banker; born in 
Darlington County, Sept. 19, 1873 ; son of W. R. S. Law- 
son; educated at Peabody Normal College, Nashville, 
Tenn. ; graduated from law school of Cumberland Univer- 
sity, Lebanon, Tenn., 1902 ; began the practice of law at 
Darlington in 1904 and also became interested in farm- 
ing and farm lands ; served three terms in House of Rep- 
resentatives, 1904-1910, and one in the Senate, 1910- 
1914; director of Bank of Darlington, Carolina National 
Bank; vice president of Bank of Gates. Married Julia 
Watford of Darlington County. Mason, K. of P., W. 0. 
W. Address, Darlington, S. C. 

Lawton, Joseph James, manufacturer, merchant, 
farmer; born at Allendale, S. C.; son of B. W. and 
Josephine Lawton; attended Richmond Academy, Au- 
gusta, Ga., Furman University, Greenville, S. C. ; presi- 
dent Board of Trustees, Furman University; president 
Board of Trustees, Coker College ; president S. C. Baptist 
State Convention ; president Trust Co. of S. C. ; president 
Hartsville Oil Mill; president Timmonsville Oil Mill Co.; 
president Hartsville Fertilizer Co.; president Palmetto 
Oil Co.; president Hartsville Ice and Fuel Co.; president 
Arcade Hotel Co. ; vice president J. L. Coker & Co. ; vice 
president Pedigreed Seed Co.; director Hartsville Cotton 
Mills ; vice president Carolina Fiber Co. ; president Inter- 
State Cotton Seed Crushers Assn.; married Minnie Mar- 
garet Coker, October, 1883 (died in 1912), 2nd, Mrs. 
L. V. Stout, 1915. Home, Hartsville, S. C. 

Lawton, T. Oregon, insurance agent; born at Allen- 
dale, Barnwell County, S. C., in 1876 ; son of T. O. and 
Mary (Willingham) Lawton, educated in public schools, 
Furman University and Erskine College; after gradua- 
tion he taught for two years ; engaged in lumber business 
for several years; since 1914 has been president of the 
Southeastern Life Insurance Co. of Greenville. Baptist. 
Married Bessie Miller. Address, Greenville, S. C. 

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Lebby, Robert Bee, business man ; born at Charleston, 
S. C., July 16, 1865 ; son of Robert and Mary Eliza (Bee) 
Lebby; attended Porter Military Academy, College of 
Charleston, graduate of, 1884; vice president and treas- 
urer of the Bailey-Lebby Co., wholesale and retail dealers 
in machinery and supplies ; married Hess Waring Mikell, 
Charleston, S. C., 1889; ex-commodore of the Carolina 
Yacht Club, ex-president of Charleston Club, member of 
the Charleston Country Club, St. Philip's Episcopal 
church. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Lee, LeRoy, lawyer; born in that portion of Claren- 
don County, since taken into Florence County, S. C., May 
21, 1875; son of H. B. and Margaret J. Lee; attended 
common schools, Florence County, S.C. College, (now Uni- 
versity of S. C.) ; LL. B. degree, 1898; County Attorney 
for Williamsburg County for past fifteen years; entered 
Spanish American war after graduation in July, 1898, 
and served three months in Anderson's Artillery; chair- 
man local exemption board in latter part of World War ; 
married Eva C. Riser, Newberry, S. C., July 12, 1900. 
Home, Kingstree, S. C. 

Leiding, Herman G., exporter; born at Charleston, 
S. C., 1878; son of Herman and Catherine Jenkins (Pren- 
tiss) Leiding; attended Charleston schools; a member of 
the Midwest-Gulf-South Atlantic Foreign Trade and 
Transportation Committee, a member of the Foreign 
Commerce Committee of the Charleston Chamber of Com- 
merce; president of the H. G. Leiding Co., brokers, ex- 
porters and shipping agents, Charleston, S. C. ; married 
Harriet Kershaw, Charleston, S. C.; member of Charles- 
ton Club, Charleston Country Club, Carolina Yacht Club, 
South Carolina Society. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Lever, Asbury Francis, congressman; born Spring- 
field, Lexington County, S. C., Jan. 5, 1875 ; son of Wash- 
ington and Elvira (Derrick) Lever. A. B., Newberry 
College, 1895; LL. B., Georgetown Univ., 1899. Dele- 
gate Democratic State conventions, 1896-1900; member 
S. C. House of Representatives, 1900-01, resigned; 
elected to 57th Congress for unexpired term (1901-3) of 
J. William Stokes (deceased) ; re-elected 58th to 66th 
Congresses, 1903-1921, 7th S. C. District; resigned from 
Congress Aug. 1, 1919, to become member Farm Loan 
Board. Address, Lexington, S. C. 

Lide, Lanneau Durant, lawyer; born at Marion, S. C., 
November 29, 1876 ; son of William Henry and Gertrude 
(Durant) Lide; educated in public schools of Marion, 

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Furman University; read law privately; before admis- 
sion to bar was deputy clerk of court and for one year 
secretary to C. A. Woods of the Supreme Court of S. C. ; 
admitted to bar in 1902 and since in practice at Marion, 
specializing in corporation and timber law; local counsel 
for Atlantic Coast Line Railway ; member House of Rep- 
resentatives of S. C., 1918-1920; member of Marion 
County Board of Education; director of Farmers and 
Merchants Bank of Marion ; director of Marion National 
Bank; inspector of local draft board during World War. 
Married Fleetwood Montgomery, Marion, S. C., April 24, 
1907. Member Masons, K. of P., Elks. Baptist. Ad- 
dress, Marion, S. C. 

Lide, Robert, lawyer, banker, public official; born at 
Greenville, S. C., November 25, 1871 ; son of Thomas P. 
and Martha Caroline (Hawkins) Lide; graduate of Wake 
Forest College, N. C., 1892 ; studied law with B. H. Moss, 
Orangeburg, S. C., admitted to the bar, 1894; a member 
of the law firm of Raysor, Moss & Lide ; president of the 
First National Bank of Elloree, a director and attorney 
for the First National Bank of Holly Hill; former U. S. 
commissioner, member of S. C. House of Representatives, 
1900-04 ; served as a State senator, 1908-16 ; county chair- 
man of the Democratic party and represented Orange- 
burg County as a member of the State Democratic 
Executive Committe, a delegate to the National Demo- 
cratic Convention at St. Louis, 1916; served as mayor of 
Orangeburg, 1917-19 ; for twelve years Orangeburg cor- 
respondent for the Charleston News and Courier; has 
been a member of the Orangeburg County Board of Edu- 
cation; married Ethel Mildred Bowman, Orangeburg, 
S. C., June 2, 1897 ; member of K. of P., W. 0. W, Home, 
Orangeburg, S. C. 

Lightsey, William Frederick, farmer, merchant ; born 
at Crocketville, S. C., September 19, 1876; son of Jacob 
A. and Susannah E. Lightsey; attended Furman Univer- 
sity, Davidson College, N. C., University of S. C., East- 
man Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; president 
and secretary, H. and B. R. R., Hampton, S. C.; served 
as school trustee, member of State Executive Committee 
from Hampton County, State Senator from Hampton 
County, member Senate Finance Committee; elder Pres- 
byterian Church; married Inez Stoney Oswald, Martin, 
S. C., September 19, 1920; member of Masons, Elks. 
Home, Hampton, S. C. 

Liles, Junius Theodore, life insurance agent; born at 
Lilesville, N. C., August 25, 1876; attended University 

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of N. C., Chapel Hill, N. C., Wilmore College, Kentucky ; 
Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1919-21 ; member 
of S. C. Legislature three consecutive terms, 1912-18, 
Chairman Ways and Means Committee, 1916-18; mana- 
ger Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Co. of S. C. ; served 
through Spanish-American War, enlisting in 2nd Ken- 
tucky Volunteers, during World War chairman Liberty 
Loan and Red Cross campaigns ; married Gertrude Jones, 
Meridian, Miss., 1900; member of K. of P., Masons, 
Shriners, Junior Order, I. 0. O. F. Home, Orangeburg, 
S. C. 

Lodge, Lee Davis, college president; born Montgom- 
ery County, Md., Nov. 24. 1865 ; son of Rev. James L. and 
Alice Virginia (Warfield) Lodge. A. B., Columbian (now 
George Washington) Univ., 1885; A. M., Ph. D., 1892. 
Prof, of French 1887-96, philosophy, 1890-7, political 
science, 1894-9, Columbian Univ.; president Limestone 
College, 1899. Married Lelia Ella White, Rockville, 
Md., Sept. 1, 1887 (died April 27, 1895). Married, sec- 
ond time, Mary Louise McClammy, Wilmington, N, C., 
1897. Established the Winnie Davis School of History 
as a department of Limestone College, 1900. Club : Cos- 
mos (Washington). Author: A Study in Corneille, 1896; 
also several review articles, essays, etc. Address, Gaff- 
ney, S. C. 

Logan, Mercer, Patton, clergyman; born "Dun- 
geners," Goochland County, Va., Oct. 16, 1856; son of 
James W. and Sarah A. (Strother) Logan. Educated 
Roanoke College (Va.) ; graduate of Virginia Theological 
Seminary, 1880; D. D. Washington and Lee University, 
1893; deacon, 1880; priest, 1881, P. E. Church; asst. St. 
Paul's Church, Petersburg, Va., 1880-2; rector Wythe- 
ville, Va., 1882-1904; St. Ann's, Nashville, Tenn., 1904- 
15, St. Paul's Charleston, S. C., 1915 = Dean of convoca- 
tion, Southwest Virginia, Diocese of Virginia, 1902-4, 
of Nashville, Tenn., Diocese of Tenn., 1909-11; examin- 
ing chaplain Diocese of Tennessee, 1908-1915. Member 
Humane Commission, Nashville, 1908, 1915 ; member 
General Board Religious Education, P. E. Church; mem- 
ber of committee appointed by governor to organize a 
Southern Sociological Congress; delegate General Con- 
vention, 1898, 1910; delegate, Ecumenical Council, 1900, 
American Humane Association, 1909, National Confer- 
ence Charities and Corrections, 1910, Peace Conference, 
St. Louis, 1913; vice president Tennessee Children's 
Home Society, 1909-15. Organizer arid director Summer 
Training School for Workers, Sewanee, Tenn., 1910-18. 

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Mason (K. T.), K. P. Married Elizabeth Kent Caldwell, 
Wytheville, Va., Oct. 10, 1883. Address, Charleston, S. C. 

Logan, William Turner, lawyer, member of Con- 
gress ; born at Summerville, S. C., June 21, 1874 ; son of 
Roswell T. and Alice (Plowden) Logan; attended the 
Charleston High School, College of Charleston ; A. B. de- 
gree from College of Charleston, 1895 ; studied law at 
University of Va. and in the offices of Brawley & Barn- 
well, starting individual practice in 1898 ; served in S. C. 
House of Representatives, 1900-04, formed partnership 
with John P. Grace in 1905 at Charleston, S. C. ; served 
as corporation counsel of the city of Charleston, 1914-18, 
Charleston County chairman of Democratic party, 1911- 
13; elected chairman of the Democratic Executive Com- 
mittee of the city of Charleston, 1919 ; elected to the 67th 
Congress in November, 1920; married Louise J. Lesesne, 
Charleston, S. C., November 16, 1909; president of the 
Hibernian Society ; member of the Charleston Yacht Club, 
Charleston Country Club; Masons. Home, Charleston, 
S. C. 

Lumpkin, Alva M., lawyer; born at Milledgeville, 
Ga., November 13, 1886 ; son of William Wallace and An- 
nie Caroline Lumpkin; graduate of University of S. C. 
Law Department, 1908; member of law firm of Thomas 
& Lumpkin, Columbia, S. C. ; director of the Commercial 
Bank, Standard Building and Loan Assn., Equitable 
Building and Loan Assn., all of Columbia, S. C. ; member 
of the American Bar Assn., Executive Committee S. C. 
Bar Assn., General Assembly of S. C., 1912-14; acted as 
assistant attorney general of the State in 1919 ; married 
Mary Sumter Thomas, Columbia, S. C., November 14, 
1912; member of S. A. E. Fraternity; past grand chan- 
cellor, K. of P.; member of Supreme Lodge, K. of P.; 
Masons, Odd Fellows, Columbia and Ridgewood Country 
Clubs, Knights Templar. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Lyles, Thomas M., lawyer; born in Fairfield County, 
S. C., in 1880; son of John Woodward and Susan C. 
(Morris) Lyles; graduate of the Citadel, in 1901; grad- 
uated from the law school, Univ. of S. C., 1906; taught 
school for 3 years after graduation from the Citadel; 
since graduation from Univ. of S. C. has been in law prac- 
tice at Spartanburg; in private practice 7 years, but now 
is member of the law firm of Lyles, Daniel & Drummond ; 
served in S. C. House of Representatives, 1914-1916. Ad- 
dress, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Lyles, William Haynesworth, lawyer; born in Fair- 
field County, S. C., June 1, 1853; son of William Strother 

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and Sarah Haynsworth Lyles; attended Furman Fitting 
School for one year, Mt. Zion Institute, Winnsboro, S. C., 
for two years, read law under Col. J. H. Rion of Winns- 
boro; opened law office at Columbia, S. C., 1875; one of 
promoters, builders and original directors of Columbia, 
Newberry & Laurens Railway, the Columbia Street Rail- 
way, the Granby and Olympia system of cotton mills, The 
State newspaper, the first suburban development com- 
pany, the Columbia Land & Investment Co. ; at one time 
president of the old Commercial Bank, later organized 
the Palmetto Bank & Trust Co. (now the Palmetto Na- 
tional Bank) , remaining its president for several years ; 
senior member of the law firm of Lyles & Lyles, who are 
general counsel for the Columbia, Newberry & Laurens 
Railway, general counsel for the Columbia Electric Street 
Railway; married Miriam Mays Sloan, Anderson, S. C. 
Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Lynch, James Montgomery, lawyer; born at Flor- 
ence, S. C., February 1, 1892 ; son of G. G. and Clara M. 
Lynch ; attended University School, Stone Mountain, Ga., 
University of Ga., Athens, Ga. ; LL. B. degree from Uni- 
versity of Ga. ; city attorney, Florence, S. C.; during 
World War field chairman Sixth Congressional District 
Liberty Loan campaigns, chairman Speakers' Bureau, 
War Savings Committee, chairman Florence County 
campaigns of various kinds, delivered one hundred and 
fifty speeches during war period; married Elizabeth W. 
Smith, Athens, Ga., October 4, 1914; member of Alpha 
Tau Omega Fraternity, S. C. and American Bar Assns. 
Home, Florence, S. C. 

Lyon, Charles J., U. S. marshall ; born at Abbeville, 
S. C., November 4, 1864; son of Harvey Thompson and 
Harriet Beatrice (Denby) Lyon; attended Abbeville 
schools; sheriff of Abbeville County, 1898-1915; chosen 
U. S. marshal of the Western District of S. C., 1915; 
married Margaret Elizabeth Wardlaw; member of W. O. 
W., K. of P., Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Junior 
Order United American Mechanics. Address, Green- 
ville, S. C. 

Lyon, James Eraser, lawyer ; born at Asbury Church, 
now Verdery, in that portion of Abbeville County that 
is now in Greenwood County October 16, 1871 ; son of 
James Fuller and Marie Louise (Pelletier) Lyon; at- 
tended public schools in Abbeville, Wofford College, grad- 
uate of with degree of A. B., 1895; member of S. C. House 
of Representatives, 1904-06; while in the House a mem- 

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ber of the committee investigating the State dispensary ; 
attorney general of S. C., 1907-13; in 1918 appointed 
special counsel for the S. C. tax commission, a position 
he still holds; in 1919 appointed a member of the State 
board of law examiners by the S. C. Supreme Court; 
president of Abbeville-Greenwood Mutual Insurance 
Assn., Gulf and Atlantic Insurance Co. ; married Kathleen 
Greenwood, of Massachusetts, at Beaufort, S. C., Decem- 
ber 28, 1911; member of K. A. Fraternity, Grand Lodge 
of K. of P., Abbeville Lodge No. 64, Columbia Club ; Meth- 
odist Church. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

MacMillan, Paul M., lawyer, judge ; born at Charles- 
ton, S. C., March 5, 1884 ; son of Oswald and Emily Mary 
(Smith) Macmillan; attended Charleston High School, 
graduate of College of Charleston, with degree of A. B., 
1903, with degree of A. M., 1904, University of the South, 
graduate of, 1906; judge of the Civil and Criminal Court 
of Charleston, S. C.; married St. Clair Walker, Charles- 
ton, S. C., 1917; member of K. of P., Carolina Yacht 
Club, Presbyterian Church. Address, Charleston, S. C. 

Mahon, Gabriel Heyward, retail merchant; born at 
Williamston, S. C., November 11, 1889; son of G. Hey- 
ward and Mary (Brown) Mahon; attended public schools, 
Greenville High School, the Citadel ; now president Young 
Men's Business League, Greenville, S. C.; State com- 
manding 1st battalion, 118th Infantry, from organization 
Club; director Thirtieth Division Assn.; major, com- 
manding 1st battalion, 118th Infantry, from organiza- 
tion until wounded ; married Elizabeth Wicker, Rich- 
mond, Va., November 15, 1913; member of Greenville 
(S. C.) Rotary Club. Home, Greenville, S. C. 

Mann, James Lewis, teacher; born November 7, 
1872; son of C. D. and Eliza J. Mann; attended Emory 
University, University of Berlin, Germany, Grenable 
University, France, A. B. and Ph. D. degrees ; member of 
State Board S. C. Reformatory, supt. of schools of Flor- 
ence, S. C., Greensboro, N. C., and Greenville, S. C. ; au- 
thor of "L'Education Pedagogique de Condillac;" mar- 
ried Sarah Amelia Moss, June 8, 1905. Home, 315 E. 
Park Avenue, Greenville, S. C. 

Manning, Austin Stackhouse, banker; born at Little 
Rock, S. C., July 21, 1872; son of Houston and Martha 
Rebecca Manning; attended S. C. Military Academy (the 
Citadel), Charleston, S. C.; assistant cashier, Farmers & 
Merchants Bank, Marion, S. C., cashier, Bank of Latta, 
S. C., vice president and cashier, Planters National Bank, 

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Bennettsville, S. C., cashier People's National Bank, 
Union National Bank, Liberty National Bank, Columbia, 
S. C. ; married Annie Mabel Manning, Latta, S. C., March 
30, 1902 ; member of K. of P., Odd Fellows, Junior Order 
of American Mechanics, Methodist Episcopal Church, 
South. Home, 302 Edisto Avenue, Columbia, S. C. 

Manning, James Haselden, planter; born in what is 
now Dillon County, April 16, 1857; son of T. J. and 
Annie M. (Haselden) Manning; educated in public 
schools of Little Rock, S. C.; on leaving school, assumed 
charge of the home place and began life as a planter; 
now owns about 7,100 acres of land in Dillon and Marion 
Counties ; in 1904 was an organizer of Bank of Latta, of 
which he was president until 1906; State senator from 
Dillon County, 1908-18; still a planter of note in Dillon 
and Marion Counties. Married Frances Ellerbe, Dec. 5, 
1877. Address, Latta, S. C. 

Manning, Richard Irvine, planter, banker, ex-gov- 
ernor; born at Homesley Plantation, Sumter County, S. 
C., August 15, 1859 ; son of Richard Irvine and Elizabeth 
Allen (Sinkler) Manning; attended Kenmore University 
High School, Amherst, Va., University of Va. ; engaged in 
farming, Sumter County, since 1880; now president 
Sumter Compress Co., Home Building and Loan Assn., 
director National Bank of Sumter, Sumter-Barnwell Co., 
Bank of Mayesville, S. C., life trustee of Clemson Col- 
lege, member of S. C. House of Representatives, 1892-96, 
S. C. Senate, 1898-1906, governor of S. C., 1915-19 ; mar- 
ried Lelia Bernard Meredith, Richmond, Va., February 
10, 1881 ; member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, 
Masons, K. of P., Ridgewood Club, Episcopal Church. 
Home, Sumter, S. C. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Manning, Wyndham Meredith; born at Belle Field 
plantation, S. C., 1890; son of Richard Irvine and Lelia 
Bernard (Meredith) Manning; attended West Point 
Military Academy, graduate of, 1913; commissioned 
second lieutenant in the Regular Army, being with the 
Thirtieth and Twenty-Sixth Regiments of Infantry until 
June 30, 1914, at that date resigning, teaching school 
the following two years at Pinopolis, Berkeley County; 
served on Mexican border as captain of Troop A, S. C. 
Cavalry, 1916; mustered out of this service in February, 
1917, he returned to Charleston and became commander 
of Porter Military Academy; during World War com- 
missioned a lieutenant-colonel after several months of 
service at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., and was assigned to the 
Three Hundred and Seventeenth Field Artillery, Fifty- 
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Sixth Field Artillery Brigade; had received orders to 
entrain for the fighting front when the armistice was 
signed; upon his return home was given his honorable 
discharge, and since the spring of 1919 has been engaged 
in the real estate business and later in the cotton business 
at Columbia, S. C. ; married Laura Anne Stevens, Berke- 
ley County, S. C. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Marchant, Thomas M., cotton manufacturer; son of 
Martin Luther and Mary (Smith) Marchant; spent all 
his youth in cotton mill business ; became connected with 
Victor Manufacturing Co. in 1900 ; later became and now 
is vice president of Victor-Monaghan Mills located at 
Greenville, Seneca, Walhalla, Jonesville, Arlington, Union 
and Greer. Married Jessie Speed, Abbeville, S. C. Ad- 
dress, Greenville, S. C. 

Marion, John Hardin, lawyer; born at Chester, S. C., 
October 23, 1874 ; son of James Taylor and Janie Hardin 
Marion; attended common schools, South Carolina Col- 
lege (now Univ. of S. C.) ; A. B. and LL. B. degrees from 
South Carolina College; trustee ''Chester city ^schools, 
special Circuit Judge, 1910, member of S. C. House of 
Representatives, 1898-1900; elected to S. C. Senate, 
1918; member Finance Committee of the Senate; chair- 
man of Joint Special Committee on Revenue and Taxa- 
tion appointed by the General Assembly of 1920; 2nd 
lieutenant, Co. D, First S. C. Volunteers, Spanish-Amer- 
ican War; served in militia until 1907, retiring as lieu- 
tenant-colonel of First S. C. Infantry; married Mary 
Pagan Davidson, Chester, S. C., December 31, 1902; 
member of Masons, K. of P. Home, Chester, S. C. 

Mars, John Moore, lawyer; born at Cokesbury, S. C., 
August 17, 1884; son of Walter and Lucy J. (Moore) 
Mars; attended public schools, Conference school, Clem- 
son College, Erskine College; admitted to the bar in De- 
cember, 1907 ; member of S. C. House of Representatives, 
1908-10; member of S. C. Senate, 1910-14; elected mayor 
of Abbeville, S. C., March, 1918; married Imogene 
Wilks, Laurens, S. C., October 19, 1916; member of 
Masons, K. of P., Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 
Junior Order of United American Mechanics, W. 0. W., 
Methodist Church. Home, Abbeville, S. C. 

Marshall, Frederick Douglas, business man ; born at 
Fort Mill, S. C., August 14, 1875 ; son of John Wilson and 
Mary Clawson Marshall; attended local schools, Rock 
Hill, S. C., Clemson College; in 1898 connected for some 
months with the Columbia Railway Gas & Electric Co., 

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afterwards with the Southern Bell Telephone Co., At- 
lanta, Ga., district manager of this company in South 
Carolina for a short time, when he resigned and organ- 
ized the Marshall-Summers Seed and Grain Co.; served 
in Spanish- American War as first sergeant, Co. G (Ca- 
tawba Rifles, Rock Hill), First Regiment S. C. National 
Guard; married Mallie Gladden Friday, December 14, 
1905; member of Columbia Club, Rotary Club, Masons, 
Odd Fellows, Elks, K. of P., Moose, W. 0. W., Episcopal 
Church. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Marshall, John B., lawyer, business man ; born in 
Abbeville County, S. C., April 4, 1853; son of S. S. and 
Anne (Barrett) Marshall; attended Kings Mountain 
Military Academy, Furman University, University (law 
school) ; practiced law for several years at Madison, Fla., 
after which he returned to Greenville, S. C., and went 
into business; for several years manager of the Green- 
ville Ice & Fuel Co. ; now a director of the First National 
Bank of Greenville; for twelve years a member of the 
board of aldermen of Greenville; for years mayor of 
Greenville; married Sallie R. Bythewood; member of 
Elks. Home, Greenville, S. C. 

Martin, J. Elmore, county sheriff; born at Allendale, 
S. C., May 30, 1859 ; son of John Vincent and Mary Har- 
riet (Bostick) Martin; elected to Charleston City Coun- 
cil, 1891 ; appointed chief of police during the Ficken 
administration, subsequently served under metropolitan 
police system; appointed sheriff of Charleston County, 
1897, by Governor Ellerbe; still holding this position; 
married Daisy Vincent, Charleston, S. C. (died), 2nd, 
Martha Howard, Charleston, S. C.; member of Masons, 
K. of P., Shriners, Odd Fellows, Elks. Home, Charleston, 
S. C. 

Martin, J. Robert, lawyer; born in Abbeville County, 
son of A. B. and Sarah (McDill) Martin; educated in 
public schools, at Donalds' High School and Ergkine Col- 
lege ; taught school several years after graduation, being 
in charge of the preparatory school of Erskine College 
one year ; principal of Piedmont graded schools of Green- 
ville and Anderson Counties; entered offices of Martin 
F. Ansel in 1902, as a law student; admitted to the bar 
in December of the same year; was stenographer and 
clerk to Mr. Ansel until Mr. Ansel was elected governor; 
since then in private practice of law; served as solicitor 
of Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 1916-1920; is a Shriner. 
Married Miss Rankin of Liberty in 1906. Address, Green- 
ville, S. C. 

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Martin, Oscar Baker, director Club and Home Dem- 
onstration work; born near Central, S. C., in 1870; son 
of Thomas C. and Harriet M. (Baker) Martin; educated 
North Georgia Agricultural College; A. B., Furman 
Univ., Greenville, S. C., 1892. Principal public schools 
at Donalds, 1892-93 ; principal public schools Greenville, 
1893-1903; State supt. education, 1903-1909; became as- 
sistant in Boy's Demonstration work in South, Washing- 
ton, D. C. ; later was appointed to his present position as 
director of club and home demonstration work in the 
South. Author of numerous bulletins, pamphlets, etc., 
under imprint of Department of Agriculture. Member 
Kappa Alpha; Baptist. Married Dora Cook, Laurens, 
S. C. Address, Washington, D. C. 

Martin, Vincent F., judge ; born in Beaufort County, 
S. C., November 8, 1843 ; son of William E. and Eloise B. 
(Hayne) Martin; attended South Carolina College; asso- 
ciated for many years in business with Francis E. Harri- 
son at Andersonville, S. C. ; appointed traveling agent of 
public lands under the secretary of State of S. C., 1886, 
which position he held for three years; county superin- 
tendent of schools for Oconee County, 1895-1890 ; probate 
judge of Oconee County since January, 1913 ; during Con- 
federate War enlisted in the First Rifle Regiment, South 
Carolina Light Infantry; in fall of 1861 transferred to 
the Charleston Light Dragoons, later lieutenant in the- 
First S. C. Regular Infantry; in fall of 1864 made cap- 
tain of Co. A, Brooks Battalion, serving as first lieutenant 
of S. C. Infantry when the war closed; first wife died 
1895; 2nd, Eliza Kelly, Mount Olive, N. C., 1917; mem- 
ber of Episcopal Church. Home, Walhalla, S. C. 

Mason, Charles Thomas, inventor, business manager ; 
born at Sumter, S. C., June 6, 1855; son of Charles 
Thomas and Judith D. (Britton) Mason; inventor of the 
cotton picking machine, organizer and president of until 
retirement a few years ago the Sumter Telephone Man- 
ufacturing Co. ; inventor of the ignition system used 
on aeroplanes in the United States, England, France and 
Italy ; a director of the Bank of South Carolina, a former 
director of the Bank of Sumter ; married Emma Stewart, 
Baltimore, Md., November 16, 1875; member of the 
Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, the Royal Society of 
Arts, London, England. Home, Sumter, S. C. 

Massey, Joseph Copeland, lawyer; born at Taxa- 
haw, Lancaster County, S. C., May 18, 1881 ; son of Henry 
B. and Rosa (Gregory) Massey; attended common 

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schools, University of S. C., three years in academic de- 
partment, two years in law department, being a graduate 
of the law department in 1909 ; admitted to the bar, 1909 ; 
for two terms mayor of Kershaw; served in S. C. House 
of Representatives for four years, 1912-1916; elected to 
the S. C. Senate for four years in 1918; member of 
Masons, Shriners, Elks. Home, Kershaw, S. C. 

Matthews, Jacob Pope, banker; born in Edgefield 
County, S. C., March 7, 1873 ; son of B. C. W. and Nancy 
Matthews; attended Etheredge public schools, Leesville 
College, Leesville, S. C., Eastman Business College, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; president of the Palmetto National 
Bank, Columbia, S. C.; director of a number of other 
banks and business institutions throughout South Caro- 
lina; four years a member of the Governor's Guards of 
Columbia; married Martha George Kernaghan, Bates- 
burg, S. C., March 31, 1898; member of Ridgewood Club, 
Methodist Church. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Mauldin, Ivey Milton, banker; born at Pickens, S. C., 
December 17, 1875; son of Joab and Deborah (Hollings- 
worth) Mauldin; attended Clemson College; B. S. degree 
from Clemson College, being member of first graduating 
class, studied law and admitted to bar in 1898 ; practiced 
law 1898-1905 ; entered Bank of Pickens as cashier in 
1905, vice president of Bank of Pickens, State Bank Ex- 
aminer, 1914-17; entered Palmetto National Bank, Co- 
lumbia, S. C., as vice president, 1917; captain 2nd S. C. 
Volunteers, Spanish- American war; married Vera 
Eaton, Central, S. C. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Mauldin, Oscar Kern, lawyer; born at Greenville, 
S. C., 1875; son of W. L. and Eliza (Kern) Mauldin; at- 
tended Furman University, the Citadel; studied law in 
the office of Earle & Mooney, Greenville, S. C. ; admitted 
to the bar, 1896, beginning practice the same year; 
elected to S. C. House of Representatives, 1916, resigning 
in 1917 to enter the army; served in Spanish- American 
War as captain of Co. H, First S. C. Infantry; served in 
World War as captain of Co. H, Fifty-Fifth U. S. Infan- 
try, Seventh Division, American Expeditionary Forces, 
being honorably discharged soon after he reached home, 
February 12, 1919 ; married Elizabeth Heidt, Charleston, 
S. C., 1905 (died), 2nd, Grace McHardy Jones, Ashe- 
ville, N. C., April, 1919 ; member of Masons, Elks. Home, 
Greenville, S. C. 

Maybank, John Frampton, cotton merchant ; born in 
that part of Beaufort County which later became Hamp- 

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ton County, Jan. 31, 1870; son of David Maybank; 
reared and educated in Charleston, S. C.; after leaving 
school was in business in Georgia several years ; returned 
to Charleston in 1900 and established Maybank & Co., 
cotton merchants, and Maybank Fertilizer Co. Married 
Eleanor S. Johnson, Charleston, S. C. Member several 
clubs and social organizations in Charleston. Mason. 
Episcopalian. Address, Charleston, S. C. 

Mays, Calhoun Allen, lawyer; born in Edgefield 
County, S. C., November 14, 1884; son of Sampson Butler 
and Ella (Calhoun) Mays; attended public schools, South 
Carolina Co-educational Institute, Edgefield, S. C., Col- 
lege of Charleston, University of Michigan law depart- 
ment, admitted to the bar, 1910; member of the law firm 
of Tillman & Mays; in 1915 appointed assistant United 
States attorney for the Western District of South Caro- 
lina, from which position he resigned to enter the army 
in 1918; during World War attended Field Artillery 
Officers Training School, Camp Taylor, Louisville, Ky. ; 
received honorable discharge, November 27, 1918; mem- 
ber of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternfty, Masons. Address, 
Greenwood, S. C. 

Mazyck, William Gaillard, insurance ; born Cordes- 
ville, S. C., Oct. 12, 1846; son of Alexander Harris and 
Emma Anne (Gaillard) Mazyck; educated in Charleston 
private schools; quartermaster and adjutant 2nd Bat- 
talion S. C. Volunteers ; in railway service 28 years from 
apprentice in machine shop to treasurer; Equitable Fire 
Insurance Co. since organization ; secretary and treas- 
urer of Elliott Society of Science and Art, St. George's 
Society; ex-librarian Charleston Library Association; 
member S. C. Society, etc. The Charleston Museum con- 
tribution of conchology, articles to scientific magazines. 
32nd degree Mason (K. T.). Married Henrietta Vallee 
Roman, Charleston, S. C., Oct. 12, 1869. Address, 56 
Montague St., Charleston, S. C. 

Meares, Richard Ashe, lawyer, farmer, manufac- 
turer ; born in New York City, July 4, 1858 ; attended St. 
Stephen's College, Annandale, N. Y., studied law in the 
law school of Judges Dick and Dillard, Greensboro, N. 
C., graduate of, 1879 ; practiced law for several years 
and then retired in favor of his farming and manufac- 
turing interests ; served as a member of the constitutional 
convention of 1895; member of S. C. House of Repre- 
sentatives, 1896-98, 1910-12, 1918, 1920, during the lat- 
ter term a member of the Committee on Banking and 

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Insurance ; married Louise Woodward Palmer, Ridgeway, 
S. C., 1883; member of Episcopal Church, a member of 
the delegation of deputies from the Diocese of South 
Carolina to the General Convention at Detroit, October, 
1919. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Melton, William Davis, lawyer; born near Richburg, 
Chester County, May 26, 1868; son of Dr. William C. D. 
Melton and Mary Jane (Poag) Melton; attended public 
schools in Chester; attended Univ. of Virginia from 1887 
to 1890, graduating in the schools of English, Latin, 
French, Moral Philosophy, Chemistry and Natural His- 
tory and Geology. Licentiate instructor in Latin in Univ. 
of Virginia, 1889-1890. Attended law school of the Univer- 
sity of South Carolina, 1890-1892, graduating with the 
degree of B. L. ; admitted to the bar in June, 1892, locat- 
ing in Chester, S. C., until March, 1893, when he removed 
to Columbia, which is his present home. Alderman and 
Chairman Ways and Means Committee of the city of 
Columbia, 1900-1906, and author of the ordinances estab- 
lishing the waterworks system, the sewerage system, the 
paid fire department, the Recorder's Court, the police com- 
mission, and other constructive measures ; chairman State 
Board of Law Examiners, 1910 to 1919 ; president South 
Carolina Bar Association, 1920 ; during World War State 
chairman Four Minute Men, State chairman United War 
Work campaign, city chairman Red Cross and Y. M. C. 
A. campaigns, and active in all Liberty loan campaigns ; 
president City Development Co., Argus Investment Co., 
Liberty Realty Co., Mutual Holding Co., and other devel- 
opment corporations; attorney, director and member of 
Finance Committee of National Loan and Exchange 
Bank of Columbia, Columbia Savings Bank and Trust 
Co., South Carolina Insurance Co., Homestead Building 
and Loan Co., Acme Building and Loan Co., Richland 
Building and Loan Co., Columbia Real Estate and Trust 
Co., North Columbia Land Co., and other like companies. 
Married Caro Belser, Summerland, S. C., May 10, 1898, 
who died May 10, 1903 ; married Netta Loeb, Charleston, 
S. C., September 17, 1911 ; member Kappa Sigma fra- 
ternity, First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, S. C., 
and Masonic fraternity. 

Memminger, Allard, physician, author; born in 
Charleston, S. C., Sept. 30, 1854, son of C. G. Memminger 
(sec. Treasury, Confederate States of America) and 
Mary Withers (Wilkinson) Memminger; graduate of 
Univ. of Va. and M. D. Medical College of S. C., 1880 ; 
ex-dean and professor chemistry and hygiene and clinical 

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urinary diagnosis, S. C. Medical College; ex-dean and 
professor of general and applied chemistry, College of 
Pharmacy of S. C. ; ex-member State Board of Pharma- 
ceutical Examiners of S. C. and of Charleston City Board 
of Health; made scientific examination of waters of 
Charleston for U. S. Gov't. ; co-framer with Dr. S. C. 
Baker, Sumter, S. C., of laws governing practice of medi- 
cine and surgery in S. C. ; ex-State chemist of S. C. ; was 
chemist of many phosphate and fertilizer companies; a 
pioneer in development of marble industry in N. C. 
Fellow A. M. A.; honorary member Pharmaceutical 
Society of S. C. ; member American Health League, etc. ; 
honorary correspondent Academic Parisienne Francaise 
des Inventeurs (gold medal and diploma of honor; mem- 
ber d'Honneur Societi Academique Internationale, Paris 
(diploma of honor) ; delivered address at Richmond, Va., 
May 13, 1905, before Confederate Memorial Literary 
Society, presenting portraits of members of cabinet of 
Confederate States; chairman of executive committee 
Charles Town Children of American Revolution, which 
marked the original site of Charles Town (Charleston) 
on Nov. 25, 1909, with block of regal blue marble from 
N. C.; member Volunteer Medical Service Corps, World 
War. Author: Diagnosis by Urine (3 edits.) ; Qualita- 
tive Chemical Analysis (2 editions) ; Science in the Field; 
Stop and Think. Contributor to secular, medical, scien- 
tific and literary magazines. Married at Newport, R. I., 
Margaret Aloysius Coleman (Past Great Pocahontas of 
S. C., Degree of Pocahontas, I. 0. R. M.) of Charleston, 
S .C., Dec. 10, 1913. Home, 34 Montague Street, Charles- 
ton, S. C. Summer home, Richmond Hill, Flat Rock, N. C. 

Meyer, John Diedrich Ernest, lawyer; born at 
Charleston, S. C., August 27, 1890; attended Charleston 
High School, the Citadel, graduate of, Univ. of S. C., 
graduate of law department, 1915; admitted to the bar, 
1915 ; began individual practice of law in Charleston im- 
mediately upon graduation; served in the Washington 
Light Infantry, served on Mexican border as captain and 
adjutant of the Second S. C. Infantry, 1916-17; served 
in World War as captain and adjutant to the 105th Train 
Headquarters and Military Police, Thirtieth Division; 
promoted to the rank of major, February 21, 1919; mem- 
ber of American Legion, Masons, Loyal Order of Moose, 
Arion Society, Charleston Rifle Club. Home, Charleston, 
S. C. 

Middleton, Charles F., cotton exporter; born at 
Charleston, S. C., August 15, 1859 ; son of Charles F. and 

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Augusta Loftus (Jordan) Middleton; attended Porter 
Military Academy; president of Middleton & Co., of the 
Middleton Compress and Warehouse Co., both located at 
Charleston, S. C. ; married Lois Hazlehurst, Charleston, 
S. C., August 4, 1881; member of Masons, Protestant 
Episcopal Church. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Mikell, Pinckney Yenning, physician ; born on Edisto 
Island, March 27, 1878 ; son of Isaac Jenkins and Lucilla 
(Venning) Mikell; educated in public schools, Porter 
Military Academy, Charleston, and University of S. C.; 
M. D., 1900, Medical College S. C.; began practice in 
1900, at Columbia ; since November, 1917, has specialized 
on eye, ear, nose and throat troubles ; member Columbia 
Medical Society, South Carolina and American Medical 
Assns.; Knights Templar, Shriner, and Ridgewood Club, 
Columbia. Married Annie Alice Sloan, Columbia, S. C. 
Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Miley, Berry Washington, lawyer, probate judge; 
born at Smoak's Cross Roads, Colleton County, S. C., 
August 14, 1871 ; son of Joseph C. and Amanda E. (Kin- 
sey) Miley; attended common schools, Wofford College, 
University of S. C. law school, graduate of, admitted to 
the bar, 1894; for six years probate judge of Bamberg 
County; a member of the S. C. Legislature, 1912-14, 
1918-1920 ; member of K. of P., Methodist Church. Home, 
Bamberg, S. C. 

Miller, Frank Augustus, lawyer; born at Hartsville, 
S. C., September 18, 1877; son of J. E. and R. T. Miller; 
attended Hartsville (S. C.) .graded schools, Peabody 
Normal College, Wake Forest College, N. C., (summer 
law course), University of Nashville, Nashville, Tenn. ; 
L. I. and A. B. degrees from Peabody College and Univer- 
sity of Nashville, respectively; member Darlington 
County Board of Education two years; magistrate of 
Hartsville, S. C., five and one-half years; mayor of Harts- 
ville, S. C., six years ; elected member of S. C. Senate in 
1918; member Finance Committee of Senate; married 
Sadie E. McCandlish, Petersburg, Va., June 26, 1906 
(died), 2nd, Elsie G. McCandlish, Petersburg, Va., June 
16, 1917 ; member of Masons, K. of P., W. 0. W. Home, 
Hartsville, S. C. 

Miller, William Capers, lawyer; born at George- 
town, S. C., February 25, 1858; son of William C. and 
Elizabeth C. (Cuttino) Miller; attended the Sachtleben 
School, Charleston, S. C., Furman University, University 
of Va., studied law at Charleston, admitted to the bar, 

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1881 ; at present a member of the law firm of Miller, 
Huger, Wilber & Miller; a member of the first Board 
of Law Examiners, holding office about six years ; vice 
president of the Huguenot Society of Charleston ; treas- 
urer of the Carolina Art Assn., a trustee of the Charles- 
ton Library Society; married Georgia H. Gordon, Abbe- 
ville, S. C., 1887; member of St. Andrew's Society and 
an ex-president thereof; past master of Orange Lodge 
No. 14, Accepted Free Masons ; at one time district grand 
master of the Grand Lodge. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Mills, James Edward, university professor; born at 
Winnsboro, S. C., April 30, 1876 ; son of William Wilson 
and Sarah Edith Ann (Smith) Mills; A. B., Davidson 
College (N. C.) 1896, A. M., 1900; Ph. D., Univ. of N. C., 
1901 ; student at University of Berlin, 1904-5 ; assistant 
in chemistry, 1900-1 ; instructor, 1901-03 ; associate pro- 
fessor, 1904-10, Univ. of N. C. ; lecturer on chemistry, 
1911-13, professor since 1913, Univ. of S. C. Unmarried. 
Fellow A. A. A. S. ; member American Chemical Society, 
American Electrochemical Society, Society Chemical In- 
dustry, Kapp Sigma. Frequent contributor on chemical 
subjects to scientific journals. Commanding Capt. 
Engrs. A. R. C., Sept. 4, 1917; Capt. Chemical Warfare 
Service; major, Oct. 16, 1918; served as engr. officer 1st 
gas regt. (30th engrs.), A. E. F. Address, 901A Laurens 
St., Columbia, S. C. 

Mitchell, Horatio Waring, lawyer; born at Charles- 
ton, S. C., August 28, 1852; son of Horatio Waring and 
Eliza Maria (Gantt) Mitchell; attended school under the 
Misses Lanneau, Charleston, S. C. ; private schools con- 
ducted by William Glenn and William H. Tarrant, 
Charleston, S. C., College of Charleston, graduate of, 
1874; read law under Rutledge and Young, Simons and 
Simons and J. N. Nathans, Charleston, S. C. ; admitted 
to the bar, 1878; Master for Charleston County since 
1902 ; an ex-president of the Alumni Association of the 
College of Charleston; at one time a member of Co. B, 
First Regiment of S. C. Militia; member of South Caro- 
lina Society, Arion Society, past master of Solomon 
Lodge, No. 1, Ancient Free Masons, past master of 
Pythagorean Lodge No. 6, K. of P. Home, Charleston, 
S. C. 

Mitchell, Julian, lawyer; born at Flat Rock, N. C., 
November 21, 1867; son of Julian and Caroline (Pinck- 
ney) Mitchell; attended the Charleston High School, 
College of Charleston one year, University School, Peters- 

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burg, Va., one year, Harvard University, University of 
Va. law school ; admitted to the bar in 1890 ; senior part- 
ner of Mitchell & Smith ; director of the Bank of Charles- 
ton, the Charleston Savings Institution, the Exchange 
Banking & Trust Co. ; member of the S. C. Legislature, 
1896-1900; married Belle W. Witte, Charleston, S. C., 
1895. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Mixson, Robert M., farmer and president of S. C. 
Cotton Assn.; born near Barnwell, Sept. 4, 1854; son of 
John H. and Martha (Boylston) Mixon; educated in the 
Barnwell schools and by private study; since a young 
man has been interested in cotton; attended first cotton 
convention in the State, 1903; began attack on Commis- 
sioner of Agriculture at Washington, charging that spec- 
ulators on New York Exchange were being furnished 
with advanced information on cotton, 1904 ; elected mem- 
ber Central Committee of S. C. Cotton Assn., 1919, also 
became member of the American Cotton Assn. ; in Novem- 
ber, 1919, was elected president of the S. C. Cotton Assn. ; 
was member S. C. House of Representatives from Barn- 
well County, 1912-1914. Married Sarah D. Land of 
Georgia. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Mixson, William Hampton, business man; born in 
Barnwell District (now County) , S. C., October 18, 1860 ; 
son of Josiah Seth and Caroline (Brabham) Mixson; at- 
tended common schools; founder and president of the 
Southern Fruit Co. ; president of the Atlantic Coast Dis- 
tributors ; vice president of the Leland Moore Paint & Oil 
Co. ; is a director in the Charleston Guarantee and In- 
surance Co., the Home Friendly and Life Insurance Co., 
the North Charleston Development Co., the North 
Charleston Corporation; a member of the Charleston 
Chamber of Commerce; at present a director in and for 
five years president of the Charleston Y. M. C. A. ; mar- 
ried Hannah M. Quirollo, Charleston, S. C., November 16, 
1866; member of Masons, Shriners, W. 0. W., Lutheran 
church. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Moffatt, James Strong, college president; born at 
Wheeling, Ark., July 17, 1860 ; son of Rev. William Sam- 
uel and Martha Jane (Wilson) Moffatt; educated Erskine 
College (S. C.), 2 years; A. B. Muskingum College, New 
Concord, Ohio, 1883; graduate U. P. Theol. seminary, 
Allegheny, Pa., 1886; post-graduate work in philosophy, 
Western Univ. (now Univ. of Pittsburgh) ; D. D., Cooper 
College, Sterling, Kansas; ordained Associate Reformed 
Presbyterian minister, 1886; pastor, Charlotte, N. C., 

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1886-7, Chester, S. C., 1887-1907 ; president Erskine Col- 
lege (Due West, S. C.), since Jan. 1, 1907. Married 
Jennie Moffatt Grier of Due West, S. C., Nov. 22, 1886. 
Trustee and treasurer, Associate Reformed Theol. Semi- 
nary, Due West, S. C. Address, Due West, S. C. 

Moffatt, Major Thomas Henry, lawyer; born in Ches- 
ter County, S. C., Feb. 13, 1885; son of Thomas Henry 
Moffatt; educated Erskine College, Due West, S. C. ; grad- 
uated from the Citadel, Charleston, S. C., 1905; LL. B., 
Univ. of S. C., 1910 ; taught in private school in Alabama 
and in public schools of South Carolina for several years 
after graduation from Citadel; admitted to S. C. bar, 
1910 ; became member law firm Barron, McKay, Frierson 
& Moffatt; now practicing independently, Columbia, S. C. 
Entered officers training camp, May, 1917; commissioned 
as captain ; attained rank of major in 371st Regiment A. 
E. F. ; discharged, 1919. Now practicing law at Colum- 
bia. Mason, K. of P. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Moffett, George Hall, lawyer; born at Charleston, 
S. C., October 27, 1867 ; son of George H. and Elizabeth 
H. Moffett; attended Charleston city schools, College of 
Charleston, University of S. C.; A. B. degree from Uni- 
versity of S. C. ; member S. C. House of Representatives, 
corporation counsel for city of Charleston ; chairman city 
Board of School Commissioners for city of Charleston; 
married Mary E. Conner, Charleston, S. C., January 24, 
1912; member of S. A. E. fraternity, Knights Templar, 
32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason; member of St. An- 
drew's Society of Charleston, S. C. Home, Charleston, 
S. C. 

Moffett, William Adger, naval officer; born Charles- 
ton, S. C., Oct. 31, 1869 ; son of George Hall and Elizabeth 
(Simonton) Moffett; graduate U. S. Naval Academy, 
1890 ; promoted through grades to captain, Aug. 29, 1916 ; 
served under Admiral Dewey on board the Charleston at 
capture of Manilla, and at Tampico, Mexico, when de- 
mand was made for salute of American flag by Admiral 
Mayo in 1914; personally delivered demand for salute to 
Gen. Sargossa of Mexican forces; commanded the Ches- 
ter at taking of Vera Cruz, Apr. 21, 22, 1914; comman- 
dant U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, 111., 1914- 
18; commandant 9th, 10th and llth naval districts; 
awarded medal of honor "for eminent and conspicuous 
conduct in battle" (capture of Vera Cruz) . Clubs : Uni- 
versity, New York Yacht (New York), Army and Navy 
(Washington), Chevy Chase (Maryland), honorary 

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member Exmoor Country, Highland Park, Onwentsia, 
and Chicago Athletic. Married Jeanette Beverly Whitton 
of Virginia, July 26, 1902. Home, Charleston, S. C. Ad- 
dress, Navy Department, Washington, D. C. 

Moise, Davis D., lawyer; born at Sumter, S. C., April 
15, 1880; son of Marion and Isabelle Moise; attended 
Sumter graded schools, the Citadel, Washington and Lee 
University, Lexington, Va.; LL, B. degree; member law 
firm of Lee & Moise; president Fidelity Fire Insurance 
Co., Sumter Stemery Co.; vice president Palmetto Fire 
Insurance Co., National Bank of Sumter, Carolina Ma- 
chinery Co. ; appointed by Governor R. I. Manning, 1916, 
on commission to redraft insurance laws, which were 
adopted; member S. C. House of Representatives since 
1915; married Anita Harby, Sumter, S. C., 1904; member 
of Masons, Home, Sumter, S. C. 

Monroe, Rev. Pleasant Edgar, college president; 
born at Salisbury, N. C., December 18, 1875 ; son of T. B. 
and Victoria (Cress) Monroe; attended local and Epis- 
copal schools; A. B., North Carolina College, 1898; grad- 
uated from Chicago Theological Seminary, 1901; D. D., 
Newberry College, 1919 ; has had active career as a min- 
ister, being at Pulaski, Va., two years; Ehrhardt, S. C., 
six years ; Johnston, S. C., five years ; president of Sum- 
merland College since 1913. Married Julia H. Hentz, of 
Newberry, April 2, 1902. Address, Batesburg, S. C. 

Mood, George McFarlane, bacteriologist; born at 
Charleston, S. C., 1880 ; son of William George and Mary 
King (Mood) Mood; attended public and private schools, 
Charleston, S. C., College of Charleston, South Carolina 
Medical College; chairman of the committee on health 
and sanitation of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce ; 
professor of bacteriology and hygiene at the S. C. Medical 
College ; bacteriologist for the city of Charleston, in which 
office he conducted a health and sanitation survey of the 
city of Charleston ; during World War served as medical 
member of Local Board No. 2, city of Charleston; mar- 
ried Catherine Ravenel Jervey, Charleston, S. C. ; member 
of Charleston County, State and American Medical Asso- 
ciations. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Mood, Julius A., physician ; born at Lincolnton, N. C., 
April 22, 1854; son of Henry McFarland and Laura A. 
(Clark) Mood; educated at Cokesbury and Wofford Col- 
leges (degree 1875) , M. D., Medical College of S. C., 1879 ; 
began practice in Laurens County, moved to Sumter in 
1881 and has since been in practice at that place; con- 

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ducted private hospital for twenty years (now Sumter 
Hospital) ; was first mayor of Sumter, 1887-1889; was a 
surgeon with rank of major in the Spanish-American 
War; was chairman of local board of exemption and 
member of district board of exemption in World War; 
has been chairman of Sumter school board since its or- 
ganization. Married first time, Alma K. Archer of Spar- 
tanburg, in 1876 (died 1882) ; married second, Janie A. 
Brogden, of Sumter County. Address, Sumter, S. C. 

Montague, Robert L., lumber manufacturer; born in 
Mathews County, Va., July 26, 1870: son of Lewis B. and 
Rosa (Young) Montague; attended public schools; presi- 
dent of Montague Corporation, Cooper River Corpora- 
tion, Flint River Cypress Timber Co., Horry Red Cypress 
Co., Mount Holly Development Co., vice president of 
Charleston Farms Corporation, North Charleston Cor- 
poration and North Charleston Development Co. ; treas- 
urer of the E. P. Burton Lumber Co., secretary-treasurer 
of the Santee Timber Corporation, director of the Peo- 
ple's National Bank, Charleston, S. C. ; president of 
Southern Pine Sales Corporation ; married Constance V. 
Adams, Virginia, 1896 ; secretary of Pine Grove Club ; 
member of the executive committee of the Charleston 
Museum. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Montgomery, Victor Moss, cotton manufacturer; 
born in Spartanburg County, S. C., May 13, 1861 ; son of 
Capt. John Henry and Susan A. (Holcombe) Montgom- 
ery ; attended Wofford College, King's Mountain Military 
School, Yorkville, S. C., Richmond College, Va.; elected 
president and treasurer of the Pacolet Manufacturing 
Co., May, 1903, in Spartanburg, at about the same time 
he succeeded his father as pres. and treas. of the com- 
pany's mill at New Holland, Ga., and as treas. of the 
Gainesville Cotton Mills, Ga. ; still holding these posi- 
tions; elected president of the S. C. Cotton Manufac- 
turers' Assn., 1918; chairman of Board of Trustees of 
Limestone College, Gaffney, S. C. ; during World War 
member of the War Service Board, aiding the price-fix- 
ing committee regulating the prices of cotton piece goods ; 
married Mary L. Griffith, Gaffney, S. C., December 20, 
1880 (died 1905) ; 2nd, Lillian M. Earle, Greenville, S. C., 
April 17, 1907 (died April 7, 1919). Home, Spartan- 
burg, S. C. 

Moore, Andrew Charles, biologist; born in Spartan- 
burg, County, S. C., Dec. 27, 1866; son of Thomas John 
and Mary Elizabeth (Anderson) Moore; A. B., S. C., Col- 

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lege (now Univ. of S. C.), 1887; graduate student, Uni- 
versity of Chicago, 1898-9, fellow, 1899-1900; studied 
Maine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass., sum- 
mers, 1901-03; supt. city schools, Spartanburg, S. C., 
1888 ; Camden, S. C., 1888-90 ; principal City High School, 
Birmingham, Ala., 1890-8; associate professor biology, 
geology, mineralogy, 1900-3; professor biology, 1903 ; 
chairman faculty, 1907-8; acting president, 1908-9 and 
1913-14; dean, 1909-13, University of S. C. Member 
Board School Commissioners, Columbia, S. C., 1902 
(chairman, 1906 ). Married Vivian May, of Hale 
County, Ala., Sept. 20, 1900. Fellow A. A. A. S. ; mem- 
ber, Phi Delta Theta. Presbyterian. Address, Colum- 
bia, S. C. 

Moore, Ernest, lawyer, circuit jurge; born at York- 
ville, S. C., December 5, 1856; son of William A. and 
Nancy C. (Ross) Moore; attended Franklin Academy, 
Lancaster, S. C., Washington and Lee University, Lex- 
ington, Va. ; LL. B. degree from W. and L. Univ., 1877; 
mayor of Lancaster, 1882, again 1910-12; chairman 
Democratic Executive Committee, 1880-82; magistrate, 
1878-79; special Circuit Judge, 1909-10; Judge Sixth 
Judicial Circuit of S. C., 1914 to the present; delivered 
legal opinions at the bar as special Circuit Judge, by 
special appointment as special Associate Justice of the 
Supreme Court, and as Circuit Judge; married Mary 
Bell Hall, Lynchburg, Va., and Lancaster, S. C., December 
5, 1883 ; member of Masons. Home, Lancaster, S. C. 

Moore, Leland, business man, born at Spartanburg, 
S. C., January 8, 1863 ; son of J. 0. A. and Eliza Hibbin 
(Leland) Moore; attended Charleston public schools; 
president and treasurer of the Leland Moore Paint and 
Oil Co., Charleston, S. C. ; president of the Young Men's 
Christian Association of Charleston ; vice chairman of 
the Board of Public Works of Charleston ; director of the 
Charleston Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Museum, 
Commercial National Bank, S. C. Conference in the Cen- 
tenary Missionary campaign, chairman of the Board of 
Stewards of Trinity Church; father of the adoption of 
the Australian ballot system in South Carolina; during 
World War district fuel director for Charleston; chair- 
man of the Registration Board for Charleston; married 
Lillian Alston Weber, 1885 ; member of South Carolina 
Society, Masons, Orange Lodge No. 14. Home, Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Moore, Walter Bedford, manufacturer; born at 
Yorkville, S. C., October 7, 1863 ; son of E. P. and Eliza- 

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beth (Neely) Moore; attended King's Mountain Mili- 
tary School ; three times mayor of York ; built first water- 
works in State in town of less than ten thousand popu- 
lation ; engaged in mercantile business many years ; presi- 
dent and treasurer Neely Mfg. Co. since 1905 ; president 
and treasurer Travara Cotton Mills since 1912; presi- 
dent and treasurer Lockmore Cotton Mills five years; 
took active part in establishing Church Home Orphanage 
at York, S. C. ; now caring for one hundred and twenty- 
five children ; served in State militia twenty years as 
captain and major; chairman in thrift stamp drive dur- 
ing World War; married Annie Lee Adicks, York, S. C., 
1884 ; member of Masons. Home, York, S. C. 

Moore, William Judge, lawyer, planter; born in Ab- 
beville County, S. C., December 27, 1859 ; son of William 
A. and Margaret Louise (Wardlaw) Moore; graduate of 
Furman University, 1878 ; read law in the office of former 
Governor Ansel, Greenville, S. C. ; admitted to the bar, 
1881 ; a director of the National Loan & Exchange Bank, 
Greenwood, S. C.; now president of the Greenwood 
County Cotton Assn. ; master in equity for Greenwood 
County, 1898-1916; in 1918 elected a member of the S. C. 
House of Representatives from Greenwood County, and 
was re-elected in 1920 ; is a member of the judiciary com- 
mittee; married Carrie Ellesor, Newberry, S. C., (died 
August 11, 1899) 2nd, Mamie Clardy, Laurens, S. C., 
June 27, 1905. Home, Greenwood, S. C. 

Moore, William Woodbury, state official ; born at 
Hendersonville, S. C., December 30, 1868; son of Henry 
W. and Martha E. Moore; attended common schools, S. 
C. Military Academy, 1884-85; adjutant-general of S. C. 
from 1910 continuously to date; member of Executive 
Committee, National Guard Assn. ; director National 
Rifle Assn.; member of National Board for Promotion 
of Rifle Practice; winner of the Adjutant-General's tro- 
phy, 1915, '18, '19 ; married Marie Louise Peoples, Barn- 
well, S. C., November 5, 1890 (died), 2nd, FloreUa M. 
Saunders, Chester, S. C., October 31, 1900. Address, 
State House, Columbia, S. C. 

Morgan, B. Arthur, banker, lawyer; born Pickens 
County, S. C., in 1864; son of Benj. F. and Mary (Ham- 
met) Morgan ; educated Piedmont Institute, Pickens 
Courthouse, S. C. ; studied law in offices of Wells and 
Orr, Greenville, S. C.; admitted to bar, 1885; began 
practice with his preceptors in firm of Wells, Orr, and 
Morgan; later in partnership with Martin F. Ansel; in 

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recent years has practiced alone ; elected in 1900 to S. C. 
House of Representatives; served until 1906; organized 
in 1907, and since president, Bank of Commerce, Green- 
ville, S. C.; served as member Wade Hampton Monu- 
ment Commission; was judge advocate general on staff 
of Governors Heyward and Ansel; served in late war as 
legal adviser for home service department of Red Cross. 
Married Jennie Rose, of Fayetteville, N. C. Address, 
Greenville, S. C. 

Morgan, William Doyle, banker; born in New York 
City, Jan. 5, 1853; son of John and Mary Morgan; edu- 
cated in public schools until death of his father when he 
left school to go to work; became one of the leading 
bankers in his section of the State; has been president 
of Bank of Georgetown since its establishment in 1891 ; 
president of Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, a mem- 
ber of building and loan associations and director in 
several other business undertakings; was mayor of 
Georgetown, 1891-1906; did much while mayor for bet- 
terment of Georgetown and helped secure appropriations 
for improvement of Georgetown harbor. Address, 
Georgetown, S. C. 

Morrison, William Shannon, professor; born at 
Winnsboro, S. C., April 7, 1853; son of William Austin 
and Nancy Ray (Carlisle) Morrison; attended private 
schools at Winnsboro, Mt. Zion Institute, Winnsboro, S. 
C., Wofford Fitting School three years, Wofford College, 
graduate of; teacher at Blackstock, S. C., three months 
in fall of 1874, also summer term of 1875 at McAbee's 
Academy, three months in the fall of 1875 in a private 
school at Easley, then founded and for seven years, 1876- 
83, was principal of the Wellford High School in Spar- 
tanburg- County; is credited with organizing the city 
school system of both Spartanburg and Greenville ; supt. 
at Spartanburg two years and for six years was city 
supt. at Greenville; in July, 1893, identified himself with 
Clemson College and is now one of the oldest members of 
its faculty; performed special work in county teachers' 
institutes in more than half the counties of the State; 
has been assigned as lecturer on industrial education at 
farmers' institutes in nearly every county; secretary of 
the first normal institute held in Spartanburg in 1881 ; 
president of the State Teachers' Assn. at Anderson in 
1891 ; author of a large number of addresses on educa- 
tional and historical subjects ; ex-officio a member of the 
Historical Commission of S. C. ; married Maggie Jack- 
son, Spartanburg County, S. C., December 12, 1878; 

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member of the Methodist church, having been for many 
years a steward in the church at Clemson, and a lay 
delegate to district and annual conferences. Address, 
Clemson College, S. C. 

Moorman, Robert, lawyer; born at Newberry, S. C., 
November 14, 1873; son of Thomas S. and Marie (Ward- 
law) Moorman ; attended private school, Newberry, S. C., 
Columbia city schools, University of S. C. ; LL. B. degree 
from University of S. C. ; member Board of Directors 
Morris Plan Bankers Assn. of the United States; presi- 
dent Focus Club, Homestead Bank & Realty Co., Colum- 
bia, S. C. ; vice chairman of Board of Directors of Colum- 
bia Chamber of Commerce ; vice president Columbia Land 
& Investment Co. ; director in a number of banks and 
business institutions of Columbia, S. C. ; former presi- 
dent of University of S. C. Alumni Assn., Columbia 
Cotillion Club, and Men's Club of Trinity Church, Colum- 
bia; attorney for many of foregoing business corpora- 
tions; during World War chairman of Local Exemption 
Board of Columbia, S. C. ; married Virginia Celeste Tal- 
ley, Columbia, S. C., December 15, 1897; member of Chi 
Phi fraternity, K. of P., Odd Fellows. Home, 911 
Laurens Street, Columbia, S. C. 

Moss, Adam Holman, lawyer; born near St. 
Matthews, S. C., September 16, 1871 ; son of James M. 
and Margaret (Holman) Moss; attended private schools, 
Wofford College, graduate of, 1892; studied law in pri- 
vate offices, admitted to the bar in 1895; taught school 
two years, engaged in the practice of law for twenty-five 
years; director of the Bank of Orangeburg; chairman 
of the Orangeburg Democratic Committee, member of 
the S., C. House of Representatives from Orangeburg 
County, 1900-04; served in Spanish-American War as a 
captain; married Anne Norwood, Greenville, S. C.; 
member of Elks. Home, Orangeburg, S. C. 

Moss, Benjamin Hart, lawyer, banker; born at 
Orangeburg, S. C., January 17, 1862; son of W. C. and 
Rebecca C. (Raysor) Moss; attended Orangeburg High 
School, Wofford College; school trustee for City of 
Orangeburg for sixteen years; Wofford College Trustee 
for nineteen years, and still occupying that position ; 
president Edisto National Bank, Orangeburg, S. C. ; 
special Circuit Judge, member S. C. Legislature, 1898- 
1900 ; presidential elector, delegate to State and National 
Conventions of Democratic party; during World War 
chairman Liberty Loan committee for Seventh district; 

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married F. Agnes Dibble, November 16, 1892; member 
of Masons, W. 0. W. Home, Orangeburg, S. C. 

Morse, Josiah, psychologist; born Richmond, Va., 
Feb. 17, 1879; son of Jacob and Huldah (Bear) Morse; 
A. B., Richmond College, Richmond, Va., 1899; A. M., 
1900; Ph. D., Clark University, 1904; lecturer Clark 
University and instructor Clark College, 1904-5 ; instruc- 
tor in psychology and education, Univ. of Texas, 1905-6 ; 
research assistant Clark Univ., 1906-07 ; prof, philosophy 
and education Peabody College for Teachers, 1908-11; 
professor philosophy and psychology University of S. C., 
1911 . Member Southern Philosophical and Psychologi- 
cal Assn., American Psychological Assn.; fellow A. A. 
A. S. ; member University Commission on Race Question. 
Married Etta Feigenson, New York City, Sept., 25, 1907. 
Author: Pathological Aspects of Religions, 1906; The 
Psychology and Neurology of Fear, 1907. Co-author: 
The Moral Life, 1911 ; The Elements of Character, 1912. 
Contributor to journals, newspapers and magazines on 
psychological, educational and civic topics. State director 
American Red Cross (S. C.). Field Director American 
Red Cross, Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C., 1917 . Home, 
811 Sumter Street, Columbia, S. C. 

Muldrow, Charles Wesley, lawyer; born at Florence, 
S. C., June 17, 1886; son of James F. and Emma Lee 
(Hudgins) Muldrow; attended Florence public schools, 
the Citadel, University of S. C. Law School, Council of 
Legal Education, London, England; member of the law 
firm of Arrowsmith, Muldrow, Bridges & Hicks, Florence, 
S. C. ; member of S. C. House of Representatives, 1914-16 ; 
served on Mexican border as captain of Co. K, Second S. 
C. Infantry, 1916-17 ; served in World War with Ameri- 
can Expeditionary Forces as .a captain in the Fifty- 
Fifth Field Artillery Brigade; returned to the United 
States, July 18, 1919, honorably discharged, July 26, 
1919; unmarried; member of Charleston Lodge No. 242 
of the Elks, Gate City Council No. 165, Junior Order 
United American Mechanics, Walnut Camp No. 52, W. 
O. W., is a Knight Templar and Scottish Rite Mason, 
affiliated with Omar Temple of the Mystic Shrine. Home, 
Florence, S. C. 

Mullins, Henry, lawyer, banker; born at Mullins, 
S. C., November 16, 1864; son of William Sidney and 
Sarah (Hodges) Mullins; educated in Mullins Academy 
and Hopewell Academy; A. B., Univ. of S. C., 1887; 
studied law under C. A. Woods of Marion ; since admis- 

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sion to bar has been in practice at Marion; by appoint- 
ment, has served as special judge several times; also 
prominent banker being president Planters' Bank of 
Marion; chairman board of trustees of Marion public 
schools. Married Louisa Norwood, Greenville, S. C., No- 
vember 4, 1891. Mason, K. of P. Address, Marion, S. C. 

Murphy Daniel S., head of the Division of Cotton 
Marketing, Bureau of Markets, Department of Agricul- 
ture; born in Orangeburg (that portion now Calhoun) 
County, Dec. 31, 1879 ; son of Daniel J. W. and Euphrasia 
Ann (Wolfe) Murph; educated in public schools; A. B., 
Wofford College, 1902; M. A., Trinity College, Durham, 
N. C., 1903 ; LL. B. Georgetown Univ., Washington, D. C., 
1916; taught at Trinity Park School, Durham, N. C., for 
four years ; superintendent of education of Calhoun 
County and farmer for several years ; was president, now 
a director, of Farmers' Bank & Trust Co., St. Matthews ; 
removed to Washington, D. C., in 1913 as clerk of the 
Committee on Agriculture; resigned in 1916 and in 1917 
went over to the Bureau of Markets, Dept. of Agricul- 
ture ; soon after this he was made and still is head of the 
Division of Cotton Marketing, Bureau of Markets, De- 
partment of Agriculture. Address, Washington, D. C. 

Murray, William Jacob, wholesale druggist ; born in 
Colleton District (now County) S. C., March 9, 1857; son 
of Thomas Jefferson and Eliza (Moorer) Murray; at- 
tended Colleton County Schools, Charleston Medical 
School, Vanderbilt University; trustee Columbia College 
for Women, twenty-five years, trustee Epworth Orphan- 
age, twenty-five years, director National Loan & Ex- 
change Bank, Standard Building & Loan Assn., Southern 
States Life Insurance Co., Southern Home Fire Insurance 
Co., Charleston, president Homestead Building & Loan 
Assn., member Board of Stewards of Methodist Church, 
twenty-five years; owner largest wholesale drug store in 
the Southeast; married Mary Connor, George's Station 
(now St. George's), S. C. ; member of Masons, K. of P. 
Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Myers, Frank Kerchner, lawyer; born at Wilming- 
ton, N. C., March 7, 1874; son of Charles D. and Lossie 
de Rossett Myers; attended public schools, Cape Fear 
Academy ; studied law in office of P. A. Willcox, Florence, 
S, C.; admitted to the bar in April, 1896; for ten years 
stenographer for the First Circuit, afterward for the 
Ninth Circuit; master in equity for Charleston County 
since 1908 ; president of the Charleston Kiwanis Club, the 

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Musical Art Club, ex-president of the Charleston Club 
and Chamber of Commerce ; is secretary and treasurer of 
the Charleston Ancient Artillery Society; during World 
War chairman of the War Camp Community Service and 
active in all patriotic movements; married Roberta At- 
kinson Smith, Raleigh, N. C., 1896 ; member of Charleston 
Chamber of Commerce ; past chancellor of Carolina Lodge 
No. 9, K. of P. ; was grand chancellor of S. C., past master 
of Landmark Lodge No. 76, Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

McAlister, Delano Gaston, locomotive engineer; 
born at Raleigh, N. C.; son of John Henry and Artelia 
McAlister; forced to leave school at sixth grade on ac- 
count of death of parents; chairman B. L. E. committee; 
delegate B. L. E. Convention; chairman B. L. E. Legisla- 
tive Committee; chairman Legislative Committee Na- 
tional Fraternal Congress of America; member of Co- 
lumbia City Council one term; during World War mem- 
ber of Central Liberty Loan Committee ; chairman Labor 
Division War Savings Stamps campaigns of S. C. ; mem- 
ber of A. F. M., past master Acadia Lodge, past high 
priest Columbia Royal Arch Masons, past illustrious mas- 
ter R. and S. M. Union Council, past commander Colum- 
bia Commandery, present potentate Omar Temple, A. A. 
0. N. M. S. Home, 1704 Gervais Street, Columbia, S. C. 

McCants, E. Crayton, Supt. of Schools ; born Ninety- 
Six, S. C., Sept. 1865 ; son of Dr. Nathiel S. and Ettie E. 
(Poole) McCants; B. S., S. C. Military Academy (Cita- 
del) Charleston, S. C., 1886; teacher public schools, Ab- 
beville, S. C., 1886-7 ; commandant Greenwood Male High 
School (Rank Capt. S. C. Militia, 1887-8; editor Green- 
wood Tribune (weekly), 1888; farmer, 1889; teacher, 
Sardis, Miss., public schools, 1890-1; principal private 
school (girls), Arcadia, La., 1892-3; principal normal 
schools, Stuart, Va., 1892-3; Prof, math., Danville (Va.) 
College for Young Ladies, 1893-5; principal secondary 
schools, McEwen, Tenn., 1895-6; principal public 
schools, Augusta, Ark., 1896-8; principal public 
schools, Blackville, S. C., 1898-1900; instructor in 
advanced mathematics, City High Schools, Ander- 
son, S. C., 1900-7; supt. city schools, Anderson, S. C., 
since 1907; instructor in county summer normal schools 
for teachers since 1900 ; raised company for Arkansas 
regiment for Spanish-American War, of which he was 
captain but was never mustered into service; secretary 
State Teachers' Assn. for S. C. Author: "In the Red 
Hills," 1904; "One of the Gray Jackets," 1909. Con- 

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tributor of fiction to leading magazines. Married Tresse 
L. Lipscomb, Ninety-Six, S. C., Sept. 19, 1889. Member 
M. E. Church, South. Independent Democrat. Present 
address, Anderson, S. C. 

McColI, Duncan D., lawyer; born at Bennettsville, 
S. C., March 17, 1877 ; son of Duncan Donald and Nellie 
(Thomas) McColl; attended public schools, University of 
S. C., graduate from academic department of Univ. of 
S. C., 1897; law department, 1898; admitted to the bar, 
1898 ; member of S. C. House of Representatives, 1902-10, 
now representing Marlboro County in the S. C. Senate; 
delegate to National Democratic Convention, 1904 ; chair- 
man of Marlboro County Democratic Committee six 
years ; member of State Democratic Executive Committee 
six years ; married Henrietta Sheppard of Edgefield, No- 
vember 2, 1889; member of K. of P., Baptist Church. 
Home, Bennettsville, S. C. 

McCown, Joseph W., banker; born near Florence, 
S. C., August 1, 1864; son of Joseph James and Emma 
Martha (Nettles) McCown; attended district and pri- 
vate schools, South Carolina College, graduate of, 1888; 
engaged in street and railroad construction work in 
1889, since which time he has given most of his time to 
his plantation; in 1908 organized the First National 
Bank, Florence, S. C., and has served as president con- 
tinuously since its organization; in 1910 organized Peo- 
ple's Savings & Trust Co., being now its president; also 
president of the First National Bank, Hartsville, S. C., 
Florence Ginning and Milling Co.; in 1892, elected clerk 
of court for Florence County, serving in that office until 
1908; Democratic county chairman sixteen years; mem- 
ber of State Senate, 1908-18; married Harriet Annie 
McCown, May 25, 1890; past master of Hampton Lodge 
No. 204, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; past high 
priest of Campbell Chapter No. 31, Royal Arch Masons; 
is eminent commander of Forest Commandery No. 10, 
Knights Templar; a member of the Mystic Shrine, Har- 
mony Lodge No. 8 of the K. of P., Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows. Home, Florence, S. C. 

McCuIley, Newton Alexander, naval officer; born 
at Anderson, S. C., June 19, 1867 ; graduated from U. S. 
Naval Academy, 1887; promoted to ensign, July 1, 1889; 
made lieutenant, junior grade, April 22, 1905; com- 
mander, July 1, 1909 ; captain, July 1, 1913 ; rear admiral, 
U. S. Navy, 1919. Served on U. S. S. Yankee, Sterling, 
Yankton, Gale and Fox in Spanish- American War, 1898; 

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at office of Naval Intelligence, Navy Dept., 1905-6 ; inspec- 
tion duty, San Francisco, Cal., 1906-7; executive officer, 
California, 1907-10 ; at Naval War College, 1910-12 ; com- 
mander Mayflower, 1912-13; California, 1913-14; was 
naval attache, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1914-17; repre- 
sentative American Naval forces in Russian waters. D. 
S. M., 1919. Home, Anderson, S. C. 

McCully, Peter Keys, army officer, cotton exporter; 
born at Anderson, S. C., 1873; son of Peter Keys and 
Margaret (Cathcart) McCully; attended the Citadel, 
graduate of, 1901 ; a merchant at Anderson, S. C., since 
1900 ; member of the firm of Stringer Cotton Co., cotton 
buyers and exporters, Anderson, S. C. ; became a member 
of Palmetto Rifles, 1890, became captain of the Pal- 
metto Rifles, 1903, remaining in that office until 1905; 
regimental adjutant of the First S. C. Regiment of 
Infantry, 1905-15; made lieutenant colonel of that regi- 
ment, 1915, serving on Mexican border in that capacity; 
served as colonel of the One Hundred and Eighteenth In- 
fantry, Thirtieth Division, American Expeditionary 
Forces; received honorable discharge, April 23, 1919; 
married Margaret Fretwell, Anderson, S. C. Home, An- 
derson, S. C. 

McDavid, Raven I., business man; born at Wood- 
ville, Greenville County, S. C., October 16, 1883; son of 
Andrew W. and Nina (Evans) McDavid; attended Wood- 
ville schools, Davidson College, N. C., graduate of, 1906; 
for five years connected with the Bank of Commerce, 
Greenville, S. C. ; now giving most of his attention to 
building, real estate and property interests; four years 
member of Greenville City Council ; while a member of 
that body was chairman of the committee on streets; 
elected to S. C. House of Representatives, 1918, and re- 
elected in 1920; married Marie Louise Henderson, Lex- 
ington, Va. ; member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, a 
Knight Templar, Mason and Shriner. Home, Greenville, 
S. C. 

McDonald, James Edwin, Sr., lawyer; born near 
Richburg, S. C., December 15, 1856 ; son of Laughlin and 
Malissa Lucinda (Stinson) McDonald; graduate with de- 
gree of A. B. from Erskine College, Due West, S. C., July 
4, 1877 ; studied law in the offices of McCants & Douglass, 
1878-80; admitted to the bar in January, 1880; immedi- 
ately after admission to the bar was attorney for the 
Winnsboro Granite Co.; later for some years was attor- 
ney for the Southern Power Co., and assistant counsel for 

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the Southern Railway; circuit solicitor, 1884-92; fre- 
quently appointed a special judge; elected mayor of 
Winnsboro, 1894 ; has served as county chairman of the 
Fairfield County Democratic Committee; married Lillie 
M. Elliott, October 12, 1882 ; member of the Winnsboro 
Commercial Club, K. of P., a Knight Templar, Mason and 
Shriner. Home, Winnsboro, S. C. 

McDonald, Monroe Reid, lawyer; born near Rich- 
land, Oconee County, Nov. 11, 1888; son of Nelson Carr 
and Millie (Kelley) McDonald; educated at Univ. of S. C., 
receiving degree of LL. B. in 1910; admitted to the bar 
in June, 1910, and since in practice at Walhalla ; member 
of S. C. House of Representatives, 1912-14 and again 
1918-1920; married Mattie Etheredge of Columbia, Oct. 
14, 1915. Mason, K. of P. Methodist. Address, Wal- 
halla, S. C. 

McDow, Thomas Franklin, lawyer; born at Liberty 
Hill, Kershaw District (now County), December 27, 
1863; son of Dr. Thomas F. and Isabella (Cunningham) 
McDow; educated in Bingham school at Mebane, N. C., 
and South Carolina College (Univ. of S. C.) ; admitted 
to the bar in 1885; in partnership with Ernest Moore; 
in 1888 moved to Yorkville and founded partnership with 
Col. W. B. Wilson and W. B. Wilson, Jr. ; member of the 
S. C. House of Representatives, two terms, 1908-1912; 
has served as special judge of Circuit Court several times ; 
is chairman of the Board of Trustees of York graded 
schools; during World War was appointed government 
appeal agent and was one of the staff of speakers for the 
Red Cross, United War Work, etc. Married Mary Simons 
Clarkson of Charlotte, N. C., in 1893. Address, York, S. C. 

McFadden, Samuel Edward, lawyer; born at Ches- 
ter, S. C., December 7, 1869 ; son of John C. and Margaret 
Louise (Waters) McFadden; attended Chester public 
schools, Bryant & Stratton Business College, Baltimore, 
Md., Furman University, graduate of with degree of M. 
A., 1890; read law under J. L. Glenn, Chester, S. C. ; 
graduate of the University Law School, 1894 ; admitted to 
the bar, 1894; corporation and criminal lawyer; director 
and attorney for National Exchange Bank, Spratt Build- 
ing & Loan Association, Chester Machine & Lumber Co., 
Lancaster & Chester Railway, Springstein Mills, Eureka 
Mills, Travelers Insurance Co.; during World War made 
many speeches in behalf of Liberty Loan, Red Cross and 
other campaigns; married Ethel Means, Chester, S. C., 
November 14, 1900 ; member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. 
Home, Chester, S. C. 

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McGarity, William Jay, teacher; born at Richburg, 
S. C., October 15, 1880 ; son of James Madison and Mary 
Jane (Ford) McGarity; attended Richburg public 
schools and Wofford College; A. B. degree from Wofford 
College ; supt. summer schools for teachers in Dorchester 
and Saluda Counties ; member State Board of Education ; 
chairman Junior Red Cross, Aiken County, four years; 
author of articles in educational journals and Methodist 
Church papers; chairman Aiken County Council of De- 
fense during World War; steward in Methodist Church, 
associate director for Columbia (S. C.) district in the 
educational campaign conducted by Southern Methodist 
Church, 1921 ; committee on education, Upper S. C. Con- 
ference, M. E. Church, South; married Ruth Katherine 
Shaw, Johnston, S. C., June 3, 1913 ; member of W. 0. W., 
K. of P. and Masons. Home, Aiken, S. C. 

McGhee, Samuel H., lawyer, banker, cotton manu- 
facturer ; born at Cokesbury, S. C., October 16, 1873 ; son 
of W. Z. and Saphronia (Hodges) McGhee; attended 
Wofford College, Spartanburg, S. C.; A. M. degree from 
Wofford College; president Commercial Bank, Banner 
Cotton Mills, Pariola Cotton Mills, all of Greenwood, S. 
C. ; member of S. C. Senate; married Laurie Harrall, 
Bennettsville, S. C., August 8, 1906 ; member of Masons, 
Shriners. Home, Greenwood, S. C. 

McGlothlin, William Joseph, theologian; born near 
Gallatin, Tenn., November 29, 1867; son of William 
James Alexander and Elizabeth Ellen (King) McGloth- 
lin; A. B. Bethel College (Ky.), 1898; A. M., 1891; Th. 
M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Kentucky), 
1894; Ph. D. University of Berlin, 1901; (D. D. Bethel 
College, 1914; Furman University, 1915). Teacher pub- 
lic schools, Tennessee, at intervals 1884-8 ; asst. instructor 
natural science, Bethel College, 1888-9 ; ordained Baptist 
minister, 1891; instructor mathematics and English, 
Bardstown (Ky.) Male and Female Institute, 1889-91; 
tutor Hebrew and Old Testament, 1893-4; instructor, 
1894-6; asst. professor, 1896-9; professor, 1900-19, and 
director correspondence work, Southern Baptist Theolog- 
ical Seminary, 1915-16; president Furman University, 
1919 . Representative of Southern Baptists in Federal 
Food Administration, 1917. Member Pri Gamma Delta 
and National Geog. Society. Clubs: The Ten, Faculty. 
Author: History Glen's Greek Baptist Church, 1900; 
Die Bernische Wiedertaufer, 1902; What is Essential 
Baptist Doctrine?, 1906; Kentucky Baptists, the Semi- 
nary and "Alien Immersion," 1908 ; A Guide to Study of 

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Church History, 1908; Baptist Confessions of Faith, 
1910 ; A Vital Ministry, 1913. Wrote argument on Ana- 
baptists in Hasting's Dictionary of Religion and Ethics; 
Commentary on Micah, Mahan and Habakkak in Ameri- 
can Commentary; Infant Baptism in History, 1915; The 
Course of Christian History ; various articles for Interna- 
tional Bible Dictionary and for religious press. Married 
May Belle Williams, St. Louis, Mo., June 8, 1897. Home, 
Greenville, S. C. 

McGowan, Franklin Pierce, lawyer and judge ; born 
at Cross Hill, Laurens District (now County), November 
11, 1855; son of Capt. John J. and Mary (Wells) 
McGowan; educated in public schools; graduated from 
Furman University in 1875; taught school and read law 
for several years after graduation; later read law in 
office of Parker and McGowan, Abbeville ; admitted to the 
bar in 1881 and since in practice in State and Federal 
Courts; served four years on Laurens County Board of 
Education; served four years as alderman of Laurens, 
and as mayor pro-tern ; member of the S. C. House of Rep- 
resentatives two years ; State Senator four years ; served 
in 1916 as special judge of Court of Common Pleas and 
General Sessions of Colleton County; member legal ad- 
visory board, Laurens County, during late war. Married 
Mattie Calhoun, Ninety-Six, July 12, 1887. Address, 
Laurens, S. C. 

McGowan, William Campbell, lawyer; born at Ab- 
beville, S. C., November 10, 1888; son of William Camp- 
bell and Clelia (Matthewes) McGowan; attended Abbe- 
ville graded schools, Charleston High School, 1903-05 ; Se- 
wanee Military Academy, 1905-07; University of South, 
1907-09, and University of South Carolina, 1909-1911; 
degree of LL. B. from Univ. of S. C. ; attended training 
camp at Fort Oglethorpe in 1916 and appointed 1st lieu- 
tenant, South Carolina National Guard, serving on the 
Mexican border in 1916 and part of 1917; entered 1st 
training camp at Fort Oglethorpe in 1917, receiving a 
commission of captain of infantry; assigned to 81st Di- 
vision and promoted to rank of major in January, 1918; 
served overseas in command of 317th Machine Gun Bat- 
talion; discharged in July, 1919; former president 81st 
Division Wildcat Veterans Assn. and vice commander of 
the American Legion of South Carolina; secretary of 
State Democratic Executive Committee. Present ad- 
dress, Columbia, S. C. 

McKeown, Samuel Thompson, farmer; born at Corn- 
well, S. C., August 7, 1846; son of Samuel and Jenny 

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(Thompson) McKeown; attended country schools; presi- 
dent Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Co., being, re- 
elected every year for the past twenty years; served in 
S. C. House of Representatives six terms from Chester 
County; chairman Committee on Claims, Penitentiary, 
and Agriculture; member Board of Trustees, Clemson 
College, two terms; served as private, Troop "K," 1st 
Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, C. S. A., 1864-65; 
married Catherine Elva Simpson, Cornwell, S. C., Novem- 
ber 25, 1875 ; member of K. K. K., Alliance, Grange, Ma- 
sons. Home, Cornwell, S. C. 

Mclnnes, Julius Stewart, lawyer; born at George- 
town, September 12, 1891 ; son of John Alexander and 
Martha (McClellan) Mclnnes; educated in public schools 
of Darlington; B. S., College of Charleston; graduated 
from law department, Univ. of S. C., 1915; admitted to 
the bar in 1915, and began practice at Darlington as a 
member of the firm of Cork & Mclnnes; member S. C. 
House of Representatives, 1914-1916, and again elected in 
1920; member Loyal Order of Moose, Masons, W. 0. W. 
Married Maud Pearcy, July 24, 1915. Address, Darling- 
ton, S. C. 

Mclntosh, James Higgins, physician; born at New- 
berry, S. C., October 3, 1866; son of James and Frances 
(Caldwell) Mclntosh; attended Newberry Male Academy, 
Newberry College, Johns Hopkins University, College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, New York City; A. B. degree 
from Newberry College; M. D. degree from College of 
Physicians and Surgeons, N. Y. C., 1888 ; member House 
Staff Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 1888-90 ; Society 
for the Lying-in, New York City, 1890-91 ; president Co- 
lumbia Medical Society, Seventh District Medical Assn., 
S. C. State Medical Assn., Tri-State Medical Assn. of Vir- 
ginia, North Carolina and South Carolina, Association 
of Surgeons of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; during 
World War Medical member of local exemption board, 
Columbia, S. C.; married Frances Nancy Baxter, New- 
berry, S. C., November 2, 1892; member of Society of 
Alumni, Bellevue Hospital, Columbia Medical Society, 
Seventh District Medical Assn., S. C. Medical Assn., Tri- 
State Medical Assn., American Medical Assn., Associa- 
tion of Surgeons of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Ad- 
dress, 1501 Lady Street, Columbia, S. C. 

McKellar, Benjamin Franklin, merchant, banker; 
born at Greenwood, S. C., June 25, 1872; son of Benja- 
min F. and Susan Eliza (Chatham) McKellar; studied in 

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night schools; for twenty years a furniture merchant; 
in 1910 organized the Peoples Bank of Greenwood, S. C., 
and has since been its president; also president of the 
People's Bank of Hodges, S. C., and the People's Trust 
Co.; married Nora Victoria Summer, Newberry, S. C. 
Home, Greenwood, S. C. 

McKissick, Anthony Foster, business executive, me- 
chanical engineer; born in Union County, June 10, 1869; 
son of Isaac G. and Sarah (Foster) McKissick; B. S., 
M. A., S. C. College (Univ. of S. C.), 1889; Master Me- 
chanical Engineer, Cornell Univ., 1895; superintendent 
Columbia electric lighting plant, 1889-1890; resigned in 
1890 and became professor of electrical engineering in 
Alabama Polytechnic Institute; resigned in 1899; me- 
chanical and electrical engineer at Pelzer Manufacturing 
Co., Pelzer, S. C., 1899-1902; in 1902 became president 
and treasurer of Grendel Cotton Mills, Greenville, S. C. ; 
became vice president, 1904, and president, 1908, of 
Ninety-Six Cotton Mill, Ninety-Six, S. C. ; has served as 
a member of the water and light commission of Green- 
wood. Mason, Shriner. Baptist. Married Margaret 
Adger Smyth, Dec. 17, 1891. Address, Greenwood, S. C. 

McKissick, James Rion, editor; born at Union, Oct. 
13, 1884; son of Isaac G. and Sarah (Foster) McKissick; 
educated in public and private schools; Bingham School 
(N. C.) ; A. B., South Carolina College (Univ. of S. C.), 
1905 ; Harvard Law School ; was a reported on the Union 
Progress and assistant business manager of the Union 
Times, 1905; reporter on Richmond (Va.) Times-Dis- 
patch, 1909-1910; assistant editor of same, 1910-1911, 
and chief editorial writer, 1911-1914; admitted to the 
bar in 1914 and in active practice until 1917 when he re- 
turned to journalism; was contributing editor of the 
Greenville News, 1916-1917; editor thereof, 1917-1919; 
bought controlling interest in the Greenville Piedmont in 
1919 and since that date has been its editor and presi- 
dent; was Code Commissioner of S. C., 1916-1918; mem- 
ber of the staff of Gov. R. I. Manning, 1915-19 ; member 
of Loyal Order of Moose, K. of P., Kappa Alpha, Sigma 
Epsilon, Taw Kappa Alpha. Address, Greenville, S. C. 

McLaurin, Daniel W., former state pension commis- 
sioner; born in Marlboro District, S. C., December 16, 
1843 ; son of Mr. and Mrs. Laughlin L. McLaurin ; mem- 
ber of S. C. House of Representatives from Marion 
County six years; State land commissioner twenty-two 
years; has held various official positions in the United 

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Confederate Veterans in S. C.; elected State pension 
commissioner of S. C., March, 1919; served in Confed- 
erate War in Co. G, Twenty-Third S. C. Infantry, during 
the entire war period ; was corporal and sergeant in Lee's 
Army of Northern Virginia, in General Evans' (later 
Wallace's) Brigade; wounded three times during the 
war and captured a few days before the final surrender; 
released July 3, 1865; married Martha C. McLucas, No- 
vember 26, 1868 ; member of Presbyterian churcli and an 
elder for fifty years. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

McLaurin, John Loundes, ex-senator; born at Red 
Bluff, Marlboro County, S. C., May 9, 1860 ; son of Philip 
B. and Tommie Jane (Weatherly) McLaurin; educated 
at several academies and at University of Virginia; in 
1882 was admitted to bar and began practice at Bennetts- 
ville, S. C. ; was member S. C. Legislature, 1890 ; attorney- 
general of S. C., 1891 ; elected to 52nd Congress for unex- 
pired term (1892-3) of Eli T. Stackhouse, deceased; re- 
elected to 53rd-55th Congresses (1893-9) from 7th Dis- 
trict, S. C. ; resigned from this official capacity May, 1897 ; 
appointed U. S. Senator May 27, 1897, and elected 1897 
for un expired term (1897-1903) of Joseph H. Earl, de- 
ceased; elected to S. C .Senate for terms 1913-14; State 
Warehouse Commissioner of S. C., 1914-17 ; secured pas- 
sage in S. C. Legislature, 1914, of State warehouse for 
cotton law ; established plan now in vogue in every cotton 
State for warehousing cotton and borrowing on the re- 
ceipts ; cotton planter since 1903. Married Nora Breeden, 
Bennettsville, S. C., Feb. 19, 1883. Address, Bennetts- 
ville, S. C. 

McLaurin, D. S., merchant; born in Marlboro Coun- 
ty, S. C., Sept. 4, 1874; son of John F. McLaurin; edu- 
cated McColl High School, McColl, S. C. ; Davis Military 
School, Winston-Salem, N. C.; career as merchant has 
been continuous since 1902 at which time he became a 
retail grocer at McColl; established in 1913 a wholesale 
grocery house and also McColl Grocery Co., of which he is 
president; being greatly interested in farming. Mr. 
McLaurin owns a plantation in Marlboro County, S. C., 
and other lands in Scotland, and Robeson Counties, N. C. ; 
since 1914 member House of Representatives, S. C. Gen- 
eral Assembly, serving on Ways and Means Committee. 
Married, 1898, Effie Willis of Marlboro County, S. C. Ad- 
dress, McColl, S. C. 

McLees, J. L., Presbyterian minister; born at Green- 
wood, S. C., May 24, 1855; son of John and Sarah Cor- 

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nelia (Anderson) McLees; attended Adger College, Wal- 
halla, S. C., graduate of with degree of A. B., 1879 ; Pres- 
byterian Theological Seminary, Columbia, S. C., graduate 
of, 1885 ; for two and one-half years pastor of the church 
at Providence, N. C., for one and one-half years pastor of 
the church at Charlotte, N. C. ; pastor of the church at 
Orangeburg since 1889 ; a director in the People's Bank, 
Orangeburg, S. C.; married Annie L. Cornelson, Febru- 
ary 2, 1893. Home, Orangeburg, S. C. 

McLeod, Franklin Alexander, lawyer, solicitor; born 
at Lynchburg, May 16, 1884; son of Capt. William J. and 
Effie Mary (McLean) McLeod; educated in local schools 
of Lynchburg and at Wofford College, from which he 
obtained A. B. degree; LL. B., Univ. of S. C., 1911; 
taught school for two years after his graduation from 
Wofford College; since graduation from law school of 
Univ. of S. C. has been in law practice at Sumter ; ap- 
pointed solicitor in 1917 of the third Judicial Circuit and 
was elected to succeed himself in 1918; is member of 
Kappa Alpha, Masons, K. of P., W. 0. W. and Methodist 
church. Married Eudora Dwight Kirk of Charleston, 
July 2, 1918. Address, Sumter, S. C. 

McLeod, Thomas Gordon, lawyer; born at Lynch- 
burg, S. C., December 17, 1868; son of William Jame's and 
Amanda (Rodgers) McLeod; attended private schools, 
Wofford College, graduate of with degree of A. B., 1892; 
took a summer course in law at University of Va.; ad- 
mitted to the bar, 1896; is attorney for and director of 
the Bishopville National Bank; president of the Bishop- 
ville Telephone Co.; formerly president of the W. J. 
McLeod Co., recently appointed a member of the State 
Central Committee; a delegate to the National Demo- 
cratic Convention, 1904 ; has been a member of both 
houses of the Legislature ; four years lieutenant-governor 
of South Carolina; during World War chairman of the 
local exemption board of Lee County ; a speaker in behalf 
of Liberty Loan, Red Cross and other campaigns; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Alford, Marion County, December 31, 
1902; member of Masons, K. of P., W. 0. W., Kappa 
Alpha fraternity, Methodist Church. Home, Bishopville, 
S. C. 

McMaster, Fitz Hugh, real estate operator; born at 
Winnsboro, S. C., July 22, 1867; son of George Hunter 
and Mary Elizabeth (Flenniken) McMaster; attended 
Mt. Zion Academy, Winnsboro, S. C., S. C. College (now 
Univ. of S. C.) ; A. B. (1888) and LL. B. (1889) degrees 

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from S. C. College ; member of S. C. House of Represent- 
atives from Charleston County, 1900-02; member His- 
torical Commission of S. C., 1906-1908; Insurance Com- 
missioner of S. C., 1908-18, being first Insurance Com- 
missioner of South Carolina; City Editor and Managing 
Editor of The State, 1917-20; author of papers on "The 
Lords Proprietors of S. C.," "Lee, the Christian Soldier," 
"Why Insurance Companies Should be Compelled to In- 
vest in the Securities of the States in Which They do 
Business," "Stonewall Jackson," "Insurance Conditions 
in S. C." ; chairman Columbia chapter, Red Cross, 1917- 
20; chairman Salvation Army campaign, 1919; Lt.-Col. 
on Governor Cooper's staff, 1919-20; married Elizabeth 
Sheperd Waring, November 4, 1892 ; member of S. A. E. 
Fraternity, Kosmos Club of Columbia, Sons of American 
Revolution, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Kiwanis. 
Home, 1428 Laurel Street, Columbia, S. C. 

McMillan, Thomas S., lawyer, athletic coach; born 
at Ulmer's, Barnwell County, S. C., November 27, 1888 ; 
son of James C. and Mary J. (Cave) McMillan; attended 
Hickory High School, Ulmer's High School, Orangeburg 
Collegiate Institute, University of S. C., graduate of with 
degree of A. B., 1912, with degree of LL. B., 1913 ; ad- 
mitted to the bar, 1913 ; at present a member of the law 
firm of McMillan & Heyward, Charleston, S. C. ; coach 
of the Citadel baseball team, 1916-19 ; sometime president 
of the Charleston Baseball Club; has been a member of 
the S. C. House of Representatives since 1916 and is 
Speaker pro tern thereof; has served as chairman of the 
Charleston delegation, is a member of the Ways and 
Means Committee in the House, has been a member of 
the Democratic State Executive Committee; was a mem- 
ber of the Democratic Convention, 1918; married Clara 
Gooding, Hampton, S. C., December 14, 1916 ; member of 
the Charleston Chamber of Commerce ; is a Scottish Rite 
Mason ; a member of the Dalcho Consistery No. 1 ; a noble 
of the Mystic Shrine, a member of the Citadel Square 
Baptist Church. Address, Charleston, S. C. 

McNeill, James P., lawyer; born in Bladen County, 
N. C. ; educated in Univ. of N. C. ; after graduation taught 
school for three years then studied law under Judges B. 
P. Dick and J. H. Dillard ; began practice of law at Con- 
way, S. C., in 1881 ; removed to Florence in 1883 ; elected 
probate judge of Florence County in 1889 and held the 
office until 1900 in which year he declined re-election ; at- 
torney for Florence Loan and Investment Co. and At- 
lantic Coast Line Railroad Co.; director of Commercial 

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& Savings Bank of Florence; for several years commis- 
sioner of Florence graded schools and a trustee of Co- 
lumbia College; president Scottish Society of America, 
1918. Married Alma Chase, Florence, S. C., in 1888. 
Address, Florence, S. C. 

McSwain, John Jackson, attorney, farmer; born at 
Cross Hill, S. C., May 1, 1875; son of E. T. and Janie 
(McGowan) McSwain; attended county schools, Jiigh 
school taught by Rev. A. M. Hassell, Wofford Fitting 
School, University of S. C.; admitted to the bar by the 
Supreme Court of 1899 ; trustee Greenville public schools 
for fifteen years; referee in bankruptcy for six years; 
member of 67th Congress from Fourth Congressional 
District; frequently a member of S. C. Democratic con- 
vention ; author of "Causes of Secession," 1st and 2nd edi- 
tions ; during World War captain Co. A, 154th Infantry, 
overseas six months in 1918 ; married Sarah McCullough, 
Greenville County, S. C., April 26, 1905 ; member of Ma- 
sons, Odd Fellows, Moose, K. of P., W. 0. W., Junior 
Order U. A. M. Home, Greenville, S. C. 

McSwain, William Adney, insurance operator; born 
at Cross Hill, S. C., June 12, 1872 ; son of E. T. and Janie 
(McGowan) McSwain; attended Cross Hill Academy, 
graduate of, University of Ky., Lexington, Ky. ; entered 
mercantile business at Chappells, S. C. ; several years in 
Winston-Salem, N. C. ; in tobacco manufacturing busi- 
ness as an accountant, later moved to Newberry, S. C., 
going into mercantile business there and at the same 
time auditor of the Oakland Cotton Mills, Newberry, S. 
C., becoming secretary of Security Loan & Investment 
Co., being promoted to president and manager of that 
company and subsequently elected Insurance Commis- 
sioner of S. C. in 1918 and re-elected in 1920, from which 
position he resigned April 1, 1921, to become president 
of an insurance company; married Carrie Lee, Oconee 
County, S. C., 1898 (died in 1913), 2nd, Drucie Cromer, 
Newberry, S. C., 1916 ; member of K. of P., Masons. Ad- 
dress, Columbia, S. C. 

McPheeters, William Marcellus, theologian ; born 
St. Louis, Mo., April 8, 1854 ; son of Rev. Samuel Brown 
(D. D.) and Eliza Cassandra (Shanks) McPheeters; A. 
B., Washington and Lee University, 1874; graduate 
Union Theological Seminary (Va.), 1878; D. D. Presby- 
terian College of S. C. and Washington and Lee Univ., 
1889; LL. D. Davidson College, N. C., 1905. Ordained 
minister Presbyterian Church of U. S., 1879 ; pastor Lib- 

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erty, Va., 1878, Rockymount, Va., 1879-85, Marion, Va., 
1886-8; professor of Old Testament literature and ex- 
egisis, Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Columbia, 
S. C., since 1888. Editor the Bible Student, 1900-04; 
Stone lecturer Princeton Theol. Seminary, 1912 ; lecturer 
at Wilburn W. White Bible School, Montclair, N. J., 1900 ; 
Moderator at Synod of S. C. Presbyterian Church of U. 
S., 1896. Trustee Presbyterian College of S. C., Clinton, 
S. C., and of Chicora College for Women, Coulmbia, S. C. 
Married Emma Gold Morrison of Rockbridge Baths, Va., 
Oct. 10, 1873. Member Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta 
Kappa. Contributor to Easting's Dictionary of Christ 
and the Gospels, International Standard Bible Encyclo- 
pedia. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

McSween, John W., banker; born in Scotland De- 
cember 1, 1847; son of John and Katherine (Mclnzie) 
McSween; educated in Scotland; came to America in 
1867 ; employed over here by his uncle in turpentine still 
and saw mill 5 years; went to Timmonsville in 1873; 
organized and operated an evergrowing general mer- 
chandise store over 45 years ago and was leading factor 
of the business until 1919 when he sold his interest to 
his partners; organized in 1891, and since its organiza- 
tion has been president of the Bank of Timmonsville; 
former councilman and mayor of Timmonsville. Mar- 
ried Katherine Keith, Timmonsville, S. C. Address, Tim- 
monsville, S. C. 

McSween, John, Jr., Presbyterian minister; born at 
Timmonsville, S. C., November 15, 1888; son -of Mr. 
and Mrs. John McSween; attended public schools, 
Davidson College, N. C., Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary, Columbia, S. C.; B. S. and B. D. degrees from 
Davidson College and the Seminary, respectively; 
worked for .one year in mountains of North Carolina, 
then took a pastorate at Dillon, S. C. ; served on Mexi- 
can Border as chaplain of the Second S. C. Infantry, 
1916, during World War served as chaplain at Camp 
Sevier and overseas as chaplain of the One Hundred 
and Fifth Amunition Train of the Fifty-fifth Artillery 
Brigade, honorably discharged March 27, 1919; mar- 
ried Una Washington Crews, Durham, N. C., June 11, 
1913. Address, Dillon, S. C. 

Nelson, William Shannon, lawyer; born at Camden, 
S. C., January 10, 1881 ; son of Patrick Henry and Hen- 
rietta (Shannon) Nelson; attended Camden (S. C.), 
High School, University of S. C., Columbia University; 

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LL. B. degree from Columbia University; admitted to 
bar June, 1902, starting practice of law with firm of 
Nelson & Nelson, 1903; during World War served on 
Local Board of Columbia, S. C.; married Nina Frances 
Geddes, Spartanburg, S. C.; member of Chi Phi Fra- 
ternity, Masons, Shriners, K. of P. Home, Columbia, 
S. C. * 

Nettles, Stephen, lawyer; bora at Manning, S. C., 
November 11, 1888; son of Stephen A. and Susan 
Lesesne (Galluchat) Nettles; attended public schools, 
Wofford College, Columbia Law School, and Harvard 
Law School; A. B. Wofford College, 1908, LL.B Har- 
vard, 1911; one time U. S. Commissioner at Greenville, 
S. C., now one of the vice presidents of Young Men's 
Business League ; served with Thirtieth Division, U. S. 
A., as Second Lieutenant and Captain from its organi- 
zation in 1917 until it disbanded in 1919; assistant to 
General Staff Officer, third section, and Assistant Judge 
Advocate, Thirtieth Division, during its overseas ser- 
vice; married Mary Dillard, Washington, Ga., Novem- 
ber 8, 1919; member of American Legion, Mason. 
Home, Greenville, S. C. 

Nicholls, George W., lawyer, judge ; bora near Spar- 
tanburg, S. C., 1849; son of George and Catherine M. 
(Crook) Nicholls; attended Woodruff School, Furman 
University, read law in the office of Evins & Bomar, 
Spartanburg, S. C., admitted to the bar, 1876; at pres- 
ent engaged in private practice of law at Spartanburg, 
S. C., for ten years probate judge of Spartanburg 
County, S. C.; married Minnie L. Jones. Home, Spar- 
tanburg, S. C. 

Nicholls, Samuel Jones, congressman; born Suartan- 
burg, S. C., May 7, 1885; son of Judge George W. and 
Winnie L. Nicholls; educated Binorham School, Wofford 
College, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute; student 
University of Chicago Law School. Began law prac- 
tice Spartanburg, S. C., 1906, as member firm of 
Nicholls & Nicholls; City Attorney of Spartanburg 
since 1907, also county attorney Spartanburg County 
since 1907; member S. C. House of Representatives, 
1906-9; served by special appointment as Associate 
Justice Supreme Court of S. C.; member 64th to 66th 
Congresses (1915-21), Fourth S. C. District; member 
Committee on Military Affairs; married Eloise M. 
Clark, of Green Bay /Wisconsin, March 7, 1915; organi- 

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zer and for three years was Captain Co. I., First Infan- 
try N. G. S. C. Past Exalted Ruler Spartanburg Lodge 
637, B. P. O. E. ; Past Great Sachem Improved Order 
of Red Men; Methodist. Home, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Nickles, John McKee, lawyer; born at Due West, 
S. C., August 20, 1876; son of George Newton and 
Jane (McKee) Nickles; attended public schools, Ers- 
kine College, graduate of; read law under James P. 
Carey, admitted to the bar in December, 1904; taught 
school for four years, served as referee in bankruptcy 
seven years; member of the S. C. State Senate, 1914-18, 
while serving in the Senate was one of authors of the 
present high school law of South Carolina and of the 
Dr. John De La Howe Industrial School Bill, after the 
passage of which bill he was appointed chairman of the 
Board of Trustees of the Dr. John De La Howe Indus- 
trial School ; near the close of the World War entered 
the Officers' Training School at Camp Gordon, Ga. ; 
unmarried; member -of K. of P., W. O. W., Junior 
Order of United American Mechanics, Presbyterian 
Church : Home, Abbeville, S. C. 

Nicholson, Emslie, manufacturer; born Union, S. C., 
son of William A. and Rebecca (Hobcroft) Nicholson; 
educated Bingham Military School, Mebane, N. C.; 
Davidson College; became interested in cotton manu- 
facturing and established in 1897 the Excelsior Knit- 
ting Mills at Union, of which he is president; since 
1907 president and treasurer Monarch Cotton Mills at 
Union ; Lockhart Mills, which consolidating with Mon- 
arch Mills in 1917, forms one of the largest corpora- 
tions in the South ; president Board of Trustees of Wal- 
lace Thomson Hospital at Union. Presbyterian; mar- 
ried first Kathleen G. Murphy; married second, Helen 
C. Haltiwanger, of Greenwood. Address, Union, S. C. 

Nicholson, William Hughes, lawyer; born in Edge- 
field County, S. C., December 11, 1879; son of Benjamin 
E. and Elizabeth (Hughes) Nicholson; attended private 
schools, University of S. C., graduate of, 1902, read law, 
admitted to the bar in May, 1904; engaged in individ- 
ual general practice until 1911, when he became a 
member of the law firm of Grier, Park & Nicholson; 
member of General Assembly, 1908-14, since 1912 
chairman of his county's Democratic committee; mar- 
ried Elise Bates, Batesburg, S. C., November 18, 1914; 
member of Methodist Church. Home, Greenwood, 
S. C. 

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Norwood, Samuel Wilkins, banker, business man; 
born at Effingham, S. C., September 28, 1871; son of 
George A and Mary Louisa (Wilkins) Norwood; edu- 
cated in public school, Furman University; began 
career in Greenville Savings Bank, where he worked 
for a year; spent another year as cashier of First Na- 
tional Bank, Wadesboro, N. C., in 1895 engaged in gen- 
eral merchandise and farm supply business at Marion, 
S. C.; organized, and since organization president of 
Marion National Bank, 1911; official in Pee Dee Brick 
and Tile Co., Blue Brick, S. C.; vice-president Augusta 
Northern Railway; married first, Marion C. Park, 
Flora, 111., August 24, 1894; second, Elizabeth Alber- 
tine, Marion, S. C., May 22, 1911. Address, Marion, 
S. C. 

O'Donnell, Neill, business man; born in Donegal, 
Ireland, Dec. 23, 1859; educated in common schools of 
his native country; Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania 
(U. S. A.) ; became traveling salesman on leaving col- 
lege and in this way gained a general acquaintance 
with South Carolina; established a business in Sumter, 
S. C., in 1883 under name of O'Donnell & Co., Incor- 
porated, of which he is president; president O'Donnell 
Dry Goods Co. since 1917; president First National 
Bank of Sumter since 1910; for over thirty years has 
been trustee of local schools; member City Council of 
Sumter; married Kate Bogin, Sumter, S. C., Feb. 2, 
1887. Address, Sumter, S. C. 

O'Hear, James, business man; born at Charleston, 
S. C., 1866; son of John S. and Anna Berwick (Legare) 
O'Hear; attended Wofford College, graduate of 1886; 
secretary and general manager of the North Charles- 
ton Corporation, president of the North Charleston De- 
velopment Co., president of the North Charleston 
Water and Light Co., in January, 1920, elected secre- 
tary of the board of directors of the Charleston Cham- 
ber of Commerce ; married May Powell Jones, Charles- 
ton, S. C.; home, Charleston, S. C. 

Oliver, Hugh Lawson, real estate and insurance 
agent; born Madison, Georgia, April 9, 1873; son of 
Rev. Hugh F. and Elizabeth Matilda (Smith) Oliver; 
educated in public schools of S. C. and Georgia; stu- 
dent Furman University, Greenville, S. C., took com- 
mercial course Kentucky Univ., 1892; was teller Peo- 
ple's Bank of Georgetown six years; entered insurance 



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and real estate business 1910; now president Mutual 
Building and Loan Assn; member S. C. Legislature, 
1919-20; local magistrate 1915-16; aide de camp staff 
of Gov. R. I. Manning, 1915; married' Etta White 
Bourke, Georgetown, S. C., November 17, 1897; member 
Masons, Elks; chancellor commander of his lodge of K. 
of P. Address, Georgetown, S. C. 

Oliver, Sewall Kemble, engineer; born at Baltimore, 
Md., June 25, 1884; son of Charles K. and Catherine 
C. (Reed) Oliver; attended private school, Worcester 
Academy, Worcester, Mass., Sheffield Scientific School 
at Yale University; organized the Columbia Mills, Co- 
lumbia, S. C., superintendent of the Druid Mills, 1908- 
09, in 1909 came to Columbia as superintendent of the 
Columbia Mills, a bank director; married Lucy Hardy, 
Norfolk, Va., October 23, 1909; member of Rotary 
Club, Ridgewood and Columbia Clubs. Address, Co- 
lumbia, S. C. 

O'Neill, Francis Q., banker; born at Charleston, S. 
C., July 13, 1857; son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Quale) 
O'Neill ; graduate of the College of Charleston, 1878 ; for 
several years president of the Combahee Fertilizer Co., 
former president of the Hibernia Bank, at present a di- 
rector of the First National Bank, the Bank of Western 
Carolina, vice president of the Equitable Insurance Co., 
president of the Jacksonboro Lumber Co. ; a trustee of 
the College of Charleston, the Charleston Library Society, 
the Charleston Orphan House; beginning in 1898 served 
Charleston as an alderman for many years, acting mayor 
of Charleston, 1894; married Emma Fourgeaud McGa- 
han; member of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, 
the Charleston Club, the Charleston Yacht Club. Home, 
Charleston, S. S. 

Osborne, Henry K., lawyer; born at Brevard, N. C., 
November 25, 1874 ; son of William and Mary S. Osborne ; 
attended Furman University, Greenville, S. C., Wake 
Forest College, N. C. ; member S. C. House of Represent- 
atives, 1910-12; member Judiciary Committee; during 
World War District Director Liberty Loan drives ; mem- 
ber of Masons, K. of P., Grand Chancellor K. of P. for 
S. G., 1915-16. Home, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Osborne, Rutledge Lyles, former state official; born 
at Anderson, S. C., March 18, 1895 ; son of Rutledge Lyles 
and Louise (Gilliard) Osborne; attended Anderson pub- 
lic schools, Wofford college three years, University of S. 

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C. one year, receiving degree of A. B. from that institu- 
tion in 1916; enlisted in Machine Gun Company, First 
Regiment of S. C. Infantry, National Guard, immediately 
after graduation ; comptroller general of South Carolina, 
1918-20; served on Mexican border as private, sergeant, 
and first sergeant; unmarried; member of Metropolitan 
Club, Columbia Club, Masons, Elks, Shriners, Episcopal 
Church. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Osteen, Hubert G., editor; born at Sumter Decem- 
ber 25, 1870; son of Noah G. Osteen; educated in public 
schools and Peabody Normal College, Nashville, Tenn. 
(degree 1890) ; taugh school, 1890-1891, in Burke County, 
Georgia; connected with Sumter schools, 1893-1894; for 
over 25 years associated with his father in editorial and 
business management of the Watchman and Southern, 
Sumter ; founded Daily Item in 1894. Married Elizabeth 
Duvall of Cheraw, July 28, 1898. Address, Sumter, S. C. 

Otts, Cornelius, lawyer; born in Union County in 
1869; son of James D. and Ellen J. (Gault) Otts; studied 
law under Col. McKissick, of Union County; remained 
on farm at request of his mother and devoted attention 
to agriculture until 1896; while farming and studying 
law he was elected to the House of Representatives from 
Union County; admitted to the bar in 1895; served as a 
member of the State Constitutional Convention in the 
same year; again elected to House of Representatives of 
S. C. in 1896; located his practice, 1897, at Gaffney, 
county seat of the newly formed Cherokee County; 
elected to House of Representatives from Cherokee 
County in 1904; State Senator from same county, 1906- 
09; resigned from Senate to become solicitor of the 
Seventh Judicial Circuit; removed to and since in prac- 
tice at Spartanburg; member Pea Ridge Rifles (Co. K, old 
Third S. C. Regt., 1888) ; while at Gaffney was made cap- 
tain of Limestone Guards which was Co. M, 1st S. C. 
Regiment; helped organize first Building and Loan Assn. 
in Gaffney ; served as director of Farmers' Bank of Gaff- 
ney and still is director of Globe Cotton Mills of same 
city. Married Sibbie 0. Spears of Union County. Ad- 
dress, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Owens, Clarence Julian, managing director of South- 
ern Commercial Congress ; born at Augusta, Ga., July 4, 
1877; son of Alfred and Fannie Augusta (Easterling) 
Owens ; A. B. degree from South Carolina Institute (now 
Bailey Military Institute), 1894, Cornell University, 
1897, A. M. degree from Columbian (George Washing- 

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ton) University, 1900; commandant of cadets and pro- 
fessor of English, 1895-98, president, 1898-1901, Orange- 
burg College; president Sumter Military Academy, 1901- 
03 ; president Anniston, Ala., College, 1903-06 ; president 
Southeast Alabama Agricultural College, 1906-10; com- 
missioner of agriculture, June 3, 1910, and secretary- 
treasurer, August 1, 1911, and managing director, June 
6, 1912, of Southern Commercial Congress, Washington, 
D. C.; chairman of board of directors of Prince George 
Bank, Hyattsville, Md.; appointed by President Wilson 
member of commission for study of rural credits in 
Europe, 1913 ; assembled and director-general of Amer- 
ican Commission for study of agricultural co-operation 
in Europe, resulting in the Federal Farm Loan Act; 
executive secretary of House of Southern Governors, 
National Assn. State Commissioners of Agriculture; on 
staff of Governor of S. C. with rank of colonel, 1900-02 ; 
vice president Alabama Educational Assn., 1905-08, 
(president department of industrial education, 1909-10), 
has held various offices in the United Sons of Confederate 
Veterans, and commander-in-chief of, 1909-11; lecturer 
on history and economical subjects ; married Marie Louise 
Kennedy, Williston, S. C., December 27, 1899 ; member of 
University Club, Southern Society (Washington, D. C.), 
Masons, Shriners, past chancellor commander K. of P., 
past noble grand I. 0. 0. F. Home, Riverdale Park, Md. 
Address, Southern Building, Washington, D. C. 

Padgett, James Graham, lawyer, state senator ; born 
in Colleton County, S. C., March 10, 1869; son of Hans- 
ford Duncan and Mary Isabella (Goodwin) Padgett; 
educated in public schools and the Citadel, graduating 
therefrom in 1892; studied law and was admitted to the 
bar in 1895 ; taught school, 1896-1897 ; began practice of 
law at Walterboro ; presidential elector from S. C., 1912 ; 
now serving second term as State Senator from Colleton 
County; author of bill providing for appropriations for 
the new Citadel. Member Board of Trustees of Walter- 
boro schools and board of trustees of the Citadel. Mar- 
ried Ethel M. Moorer, of St. George's, in 1897. Address, 
Walterboro, S. C. 

Park, James Braddock, lawyer; born at Laurens, 
S. C., November 28, 1873 ; son of James F. and Jane 
(Braddock) Park; attended University of Va. Law 
School, admitted to bar, 1894 ; practicing law now in part- 
nership with Mr. F. B. Grier; served four years as mayor 
of Greenwood, was a member of the commission for 
paving the streets of Greenwood ; married Lillias Klugh, 

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Greenwood County, S. C., February, 1906; a Knight 
Templar Mason and Shriner, member of K. of P., W. O. 
W., Presbyterian Church. Home, Greenwood, S. C. 

Parham, Fred Joseph, president, Sardis farm, inc., 
sec. and treas., Carolina Remedies Co., inc. ; born at Fair 
Bluff, N. C., February 10, 1882; son of Sion W. (dead) 
and Ruth E. Parham, 1314 Richland Street, Columbia, S. 
C. ; attended Monroe High School, Monroe, N. C., A. and 
M. College, Raleigh, N. C., Mt. St. Joseph College, Balti- 
more, Md. ; car accountant, C. N. and L. R. R. Co. ; gen- 
eral agent and State agent Philadelphia and Common- 
wealth Life Insurance Co.; president Southern Associa- 
tion of Car Service Officers ; president S. C. Duroc Jersey 
Swine Breeders Association ; president S. C. Swine Grow- 
ers Association; president Southern Growers Associa- 
tion; president S. C. Live Stock Association; director 
Cherokee Savings Bank, Gaffney, S. C.; three times a 
delegate to Southern Commercial Congress ; life member 
S. C. Agricultural Society; honorary life member Asso- 
ciation Transportation and Car Accounting Officers; 
Eastern Association Car Service Officers and Southern 
Association Car Service Officers; two years and eight 
months in Signal Corps United States Army in Philip- 
pines, 1902; Labor Commissioner Union County, 1920; 
married Annie C. Chalk, of Ravenna, S. C., October 29, 
1905. Home, Union, S. C. 

Parker, Edward Frost, physician, surgeon; born at 
Charleston, S. C., December 16, 1867; son of Francis 
LeJau and Elizabeth (Frost) Parker; attended private 
and high schools of Charleston, S. C., the Citadel, Univer- 
sity of Va., S. C. Medical College, graduate of, 1889; 
made special study of eye, ear, nose and throat in the 
Royal Orphthalmic Hospital and in the Golden Square 
Nose and Throat Hospital, London, England; professor 
of eye and ear diseases in the S. C. Medical College, a fel- 
low of the American College of Surgeons and of the Amer- 
ican Association, ex-dean of the S. C. Medical College, 
ex-president of the State and County Medical Associa- 
tions; author of reports and special papers to me'dical 
journals, author of a "History of Surgery in South Caro- 
olina;" married Mrs. Harriet Horry (Frost) Prioleau, 
Charleston, S. C., November 5, 1907. Home, Charleston, 
S. C. 

Passailaigue, Theodore W., business man ; born at 
Charleston, S. C., 1861 ; son of Louis J. and Esther Ann 
(Ellis) Passailaigue; attended the Holy Communion 

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School, Charleston, S. C. (now Porter Military Acad- 
emy) ; general superintendent of the Charleston Consoli- 
dated Railway and Lighting Co. ; has served continuously 
since 1904 as a member of the Charleston Board of School 
Commissioners and is chairman of the committee on new 
school buildings ; is a director of the Charleston Fidelity 
Corporation, a member of the Charleston Chamber of 
Commerce; married Kate Ficken Melchers, Charleston, 
S. C. ; member of St. Andrew's Society, New England So- 
ciety, Hibernian Society, Elks, Episcopal Church. Home, 
Charleston, S. C. 

Patterson, Angus Bethune, physician, surgeon; born 
at Barnwell, S. C., March 23, 1851 ; son of Edward Law- 
rence and Sarah Louise (Myers) Patterson; attended 
University of S. C. Medical School, 1869-70, Louisville 
Medical College, Louisville, Ky., graduate of with degree 
of M. D., 1871 ; has taken post-graduate work in hospitals 
of London, Paris, New York, attended clinics and lec- 
tures at Tulane University, New Orleans, La.; in charge 
of the State Park Hospital for the Insane, Columbia, S. 
C., for one year ; a member of the S. C. House of Repre- 
sentatives four years, of the S. C. Senate four years; 
served one year in the Regular United States Army as 
assistant surgeon, a member of the "Red Shirt" Brigade, 
served in Spanish-American War as assistant surgeon in 
Colonel Ray's Seventh Immune Regiment; during World 
War was a member of the Volunteer Medical Service 
Corps ; married Sophie M. Tillinghast, Gillisonville, S. C., 
March 24, 1877 ; member of Royal Arch Masons, K. of P., 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Home, Barnwell, S. C. 

Peace, Bony Hampton, newspaper publisher; born 
in Greenville County; son of Jackson P. and Judith Bal- 
lenger (Tinsley) Peace; attended country schools; presi- 
dent and editor of Greenville News, secretary city Board 
of School Trustees, president Boosters Club, Chamber of 
Commerce, director Southern Newspaper Pub. Assn., di- 
rector banks arid building and loan associations ; married 
November 28, 1894; member of Masonic Club, K. of P. 
Home, Greenville, S. C. 

Pearce, Thomas Butler, state senator; born in De- 
catur County, Georgia, in 1888; son of C. C. and Zudie 
(Butler) Pearce; educated in schools of-Whigham, Ga., 
Charlotte, N. C., and at Bingham Military Academy, Me- 
bane, N. C. ; established firm of Pearce, Edwards & Co., 
Spartanburg, and remained there three (3) years; now 
at head of C. C. Pearce & Co., wholesale groceries and 

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produce, with branches of business at Spartanburg, 
Greenville, and Greenwood ; president of post at Spartan- 
burg and Columbia of Travelers' Protective Association ; 
president of S. C. Division thereof since 1918; elected 
State Senator for Richland County in 1918 ; is on finance 
and other committees of Senate; assistant food adminis- 
trator for S. C. during- late war. Married Anna Verina 
Tribble of Anderson, 1915. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Pell, Robert Paine, college president; born Wash- 
ington, June 12, 1860; son of Reverend William E. and 
Virginia C. (Ramsey) Pell. A. B., Univ. of N. C., 1881, 
Litt. D., 1904. Instructor English, Univ. of N. C., 1881-3, 
Univ. Summer Normal School, 1881-2 ; student Union 
Theol. Seminary, Hampden-Sidney, Va. ; evangelist Pres- 
byterian Synod of N. C., 1887-95 ; pastor Presbyterian 
Church, Newberry, S. C., 1895-6 ; President Presbyterian 
College for Women, Columbia, S. C., 1896-02; president 
Converse College, Spartanburg, S. C., since 1902. Mar- 
ried Agnes Herske Shepherd, 1899. Address, Spartan- 
burg, S. C. 

Pennell, J. Roy, engineer; born at Belton, Anderson 
County, in 1888; son of J. R. and Nannie M. (Brown) 
Pennell; educated at Clemson College and the University 
of S. C., graduating from the latter in 1910; specialized 
in engineering at both institutions ; after graduation was 
instructor in engineering one year at Univ. of Pennsyl- 
vania; returned to S. C. and became county engineer of 
Marion County; later employed in a technical capacity 
by State Highway Commission of N. C. ; resigned this po- 
sition 1916 to serve on Mexican border as captain of Co. 
A, S. C. Engineers ; appointed State highway engineer of 
S. C. in March, 1917, but soon after his duties began was 
mustered into the United States forces as captain Co. A, 
117th Engineers, and served in this capacity in France 
from October, 1917, to January, 1919 ; on return from 
overseas resumed his duties as State highway engineer, 
but soon resigned to engage in private engineering. Ad- 
dress, Columbia, S. C. 

Perrin, John Livingston, lawyer; born at Abbeville, 
S. C., November 5, 1860 ; son of J. Wardlaw and Mary J. 
Perrin; attended rural schools, Erskine College; A. B. 
degree from Erskine College ; Clerk of Court for twenty 
years; served in Spanish-American War as captain Co. 
H, 2nd S. C. Infantry; married Miss Penney, Abbeville, 
S. C., November 23, 1887 ; member of Odd Fellows, Junior 
Order K. of P. Home, Abbeville, S. C. 

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Phillips, William Fowke Ravenel, physician ; born in 
Bedford County, Va., July 13, 1863 ; son of Dinwiddie B. 
and Nannie F. (Walden) Phillips; educated Chatham, 
Va., 1875-8; M. D., Columbian (now George Washington) 
University, 1890. Medical climatologist U. S. Weather 
Bureau, 1895-1904, and in charge of same, 1898-1904; 
professor of hygiene, 1891-2, and 1895-1909; dean, De- 
partment of Medicine, 1904-09 ; professor practical anat- 
omy, 1905-1909, George Washington Univ.; secretary 
Anatomical Board of D. C., 1902-11 ; professor of anat- 
omy, Univ. of Ala., school of medicine, Mobile, 1911-15; 
Medical College of S. C., Charleston, 1915 . Member 
Philosophical Society, Washington; Medical Society of D. 
C. ; Medical Society of S. C.; Medical Association of S. C.; 
fellow Federation of State Medical Boards of the U. S. ; 
American Association for Advancement of Science ; mem- 
ber American Climatological Association (vice-pres. 
1902, president 1905) ; American Medical Association; 
honorary member Mobile County Medical Association; 
associate member Association Medical Colleges. Clubs: 
Cosmos (Washington). Editor: Climate and Health, 
1896-7, and author of numerous articles on anatomy and 
medical education. Unmarried. Address, Medical Col- 
lege of S. C., Charleston, S. C. 

Pinckney, Lawrence M., real estate broker, banker, 
insurance agent; born in Charleston, S. C., December 13, 
1872 ; son of Douglas and Jane Vander Horst (Dawson) 
Pinckney; attended public schools; a director of the City 
Bank & Trust Co., secretary of the Charleston Hotel Co., 
secretary of the Charleston I. of P. Traction Co., presi- 
dent of the Clyde Realty Corporation, president of the 
Exchange Building & Loan Assn., president of the Gen- 
eral Realty Investment Co., of the Leiten Realty Corpora- 
tion, director of the S. C. Insurance Co. ; for a number of 
years was a member of the Charleston City Council, 
served as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, 
the Board of Exchanges, is chairman of the Dock Com- 
mittee; married Claudia Smith, Charleston, S. C. (died 
1911), 2nd, Elizabeth Allen DeSaussure; member of 
Charleston Club, Charleston Country Club, Carolina 
Yacht Club, Elks Lodge No. 242, Bankers' Club, New 
York City, New York Press Club. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Pressly, Ebenezer W., physician, surgeon; born in 
Anderson District, S. C., November 20, 1863 ; son of Wil- 
liam L. and Frances E. (Wideman) Pressly; attended 
Erskine College, graduate of, 1883; University of Mary- 
land, graduate of with degree of M. D., 1887 ; began prac- 

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tice at Clover, S. C., 1887; member of S. C. Board of 
Medical Examiners for a number of years ; elected presi- 
dent of the S. C. State Medical Assn., April, 1919 ; during 
World War Lieut.-Col. in the Medical Corps of the U. S. 
Army in charge of the Camp Sevier Base Hospital, Green- 
ville, S. C., and after his discharge commissioned Lieut.- 
Col. of the U. S. Medical Reserve Corps, which is his 
present title; married Harriet Louise Smith, Clover, 
S. C. ; member of S. C., Tri-State and Southern Medical 
Assns. Home, Clover, S. C. 

Prince, George Edward, lawyer, judge; born in Dia- 
mond Hill Township, Abbeville District (now County), 
S. C., January 24, 1855 ; son of Washington L. and Martha 
E. (Clinkscales) Prince; attended Wofford College; A. B. 
degree from Wofford College, 1876, by a special court and 
under examination was awarded the Master of Arts de- 
gree in 1879; taught in the Union Male Academy, the 
Easley High School, three years in the Williamston Fe- 
male College, in the meantime studying law in the office 
of Wells & Orr, Greenville, S. C.; admitted to the bar, 
1881, starting practice alone in August, 1882; member 
of the State Constitutional convention, 1895; served in 
S. C. House of Representatives, 1898-1902; also from 
1904 to 1905; elected first judge of the Tenth Judicial 
Circuit, February 17, 1905; still holding this position; 
for fourteen years a trustee of Wofford College ; married 
Mattie McPh. Lander, January 24, 1878 ; member of Ma- 
sons, K. of P., Methodist Church. Home, Anderson, S. C. 

Pringle, Walter, business man; born at Charleston, 
S. C., 1861 ; son of Robert and Clara (Ashmead) Pringle; 
attended the Bennett School, Charleston, S. C.; founded 
in 1895 and now president of the firm of Pringle Brothers, 
wholesale dry goods and notions; president of the 
Charleston Drug Mfg. Co., Dawhoo Fertilizer Co., vice 
president of the Combahee Fertilizer Co. ; married Agnes 
Ewing Buist, Charleston S. C. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Pugh, Griffith Thompson, college president; born 
Newberry County, S. C., April 3, 1874; son of William 
Pearson and Carolyn Thompson (Moore) Pugh. B. A., 
Wofford College, Spartanburg, S. C., 1897, M. A., 1901; 
studied at Vanderbilt Univ., 1902-5, Ph. D., 1906. Prin- 
cipal and superintendent S. C. schools, 1897-1902 ; teach- 
ing fellow, Vanderbilt Univ., 1903-05; professor mathe- 
matics and astronomy, 1905-16; president, 1916-1920, 
Columbia College, Columbia, S. C. Married Lila Wayne 
Epps, Kingstree, S. C., Sept. 14, 1905. Member State 

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Teachers Assn. of S. C. Methodist. Address, Columbia, 
S. C. 

Purdy, Robert O., lawyer, judge; born at Law- 
renceville, Va., February 11, 1857, son <of James and 
Jane Purdy; educated in public schools; Virginia Agri- 
cultural and Mechanical College; graduate of law school 
Univ. of Va. ; in practice of law several years at Sumter, 
S. C. ; served as mayor and city councilman ; elected cir- 
cuit judge, 1902 ; resigned in 1907 to resume law practice 
at Sumter ; connected with and attorney for a number of 
financial institutions. Married Hattie H. Ingram, Man- 
ning, S. C., Dec. 18, 1883. Address, Sumter, S. C. 

Ragsdale, Glenn Walker, lawyer; born in Fairfield 
County, S. C., June 3, 1857; son of Elijah and Nancy 
(Stanton) Ragsdale; attended public schools, Furman 
University two years, read law, admitted to the bar, 
1882 ; has been engaged in general practice at Winnsboro, 
S. C., since 1882; member of the Legislature for two 
terms; a member of the Constitutional Convention of 
1895; elected State Senator from Fairfield County in 
1920 for a term of four years ; married Miss McMeekin, 
April 16, 1887. Home, Winnsboro, S. C. 

Raines, Henry Earle, business man; born in Green- 
ville County, S. C., 1879; son of Elias Pinckney and 
Martha (Martin) Raines; graduate of the Citadel, 1902; 
for four years following his graduation he taught school, 
after which he was for twelve and one-half years quar- 
termaster of the Citadel, from which position he resigned 
in 1918 ; owner and director of the French Broad Camp 
for boys on the French Broad River, N. C. ; pres. of the 
Southern Motor Corporation, vice president and treas- 
urer of the Charleston Transfer Co., secretary and treas- 
urer of the Francis Marion Hotel, treasurer of the West 
Point Corporation, a director in two Charleston banks, 
member of the board of directors of the Charleston Y. 
M. C. A., the Y. M. C. A. State Executive Committee ; in 
July, 1903, enlisted in Co. A, First Regiment of S. C. 
troops; commissioned captain of the company, July 14, 
1903 ; commissioned captain and quartermaster of the 
Third Infantry, National Guard of S. C., May 1, 1908; 
promoted to major of ordnance, May 25, 1915; in that 
capacity assisted in the preparation and mobilization of 
the State troops for service on the Mexican border, 1916; 
during World War continued in his duties at the Citadel, 
and is at present major of ordnance, National Guard of 
S. C. ; married Sidney Hinton Wolfe of West Virginia, 

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1904; member of Citadel Alumni Assn., Charleston 
Rotary Club, vice president of the Association of Gradu- 
ates. Address, Charleston, S. C. 

Ramage, Carroll Johnson, lawyer; born in Edgefield 
County (now Saluda), May 1, 1874; son of John C. and 
Mary (Pou) Ramage; attended Grove City, Augustana 
and Newberry Colleges; A. B., M. S. and Ph. D. degrees; 
member of Saluda County Board of Education, S. C. State 
Board of Education, member of S. C. and American Bar 
Assns., many times special Circuit Judge in S. C. ; chair- 
man Executive Committee of Democratic party for Sa- 
luda County, S. C., for many years; author of two vol- 
umes Ramage's Digest of S. C. Reports and articles in 
Central Law Journal; married Annie Belle Crouch, 
Saluda, S. C., May 24, 1904 ; member of Masons, Knights 
Templar, Shriners, K. of P., W. 0. W., Odd Fellows. 
Home, Saluda, S. C. 

Ramsey, David Marshall, college president; born at 
Greenville, S. C., Oct. 10, 1857 ; son of Andrew and Mar- 
tha (Gaines) Ramsey. Richmond (Va.) College, 1884; 
Th. M. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ken- 
tucky, 1887. Ordained Baptist ministry, 1887; pastor 
Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Church, 1888-92, Citadel Square 
Church, Charleston, S. C., 1892-1907, Grace Street 
Church, Richmond, Va., 1907-11; president and professor 
Biblical literature, Greenville Woman's College, Green- 
ville, S. C., June, 1911 . Trustee Richmond College, 
Greenville Woman's College. Clubs: "The Club" (Rich- 
mond) , The Club of 39 (Greenville) . Married Mary Rob- 
ertson Woolfolk, Versailles, Ky., Feb. 9, 1888. Address, 
Greenville, S. C. 

Randolph, Harrison, college president; born at New 
Orleans, Louisiana, December 8, 1871; son of John 
Field and Virginia Winder Dashiell (Bayard) Randolph; 
attended private schools and Pantops Academy, 
Charlottesville, Va., University of Virginia; graduate of 
University of Virginia, 1892, with the degree of LL.D., 
also receiving this degree from Washington and Lee 
University and South Carolina College, the former in 
1899 and the latter in 1905; instructor of mathematics 
in the University of Virginia, 1890-95, professor of 
mathematics in the University of Arkansas, 1895-97, 
since 1897, president of the College of Charleston, 
S. C. ; married Louise Wagener, Charleston, S. C., June 
27, 1911; member of Alpha Tau Omega, Phi Beta 
Kappa, the Huguenot Society, S. C. Historical Society, 

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Episcopal Church. Address, College of Charleston, 
S. C. 

Raysor, Thomas Middleton, lawyer; born in Orange- 
burg District, S. C., May 26, 1859; son of P. A. and 
Anna (Milhous) Raysor; attended Orangeburg City 
Schools, Wofford Fitting School, Wofford College; A. 
B. and LL.D. degrees; member of S. C. House of Repre- 
sentatives, 1882-1890, State Senate 1901-1908, Chair- 
man Board of Trustees, Orangeburg City Schools, mem- 
ber State Board of Education, president Bank of 
Orangeburg, attorney for Southern, Atlantic Coast 
Line, and Seaboard Air Line Railroads, attorney for 
Western Union Telegraph Co., Southern Bell Tele- 
phone and Telegraph Co., American Railway Express 
Co.; chairman of Exemption Board in World War; 
married Martha Mandeville Rogers, of Darlington, 
S. C. ; member of Chi Phi, Masons, K. of P. Home, 
Orangeburg, S. C. 

Read, Isaac Mayo, business man; born in Charlotte 
County, Va., July 1, 1867 ; son of William Watkins and 
Pauline (Carrington) Read; attended Hampden-Syd- 
ney College, Va. ; vice president of the Read Phosphate 
Co., Charleston, S. C.; married Margaret C. Darby, 
Charleston, S. C. Address, Charleston, S. C. 

Reavis, James Overton, Clergyman; born Monroe 
County, Mo., December 8, 1872; son of James Overton 
and Ellen (Roselle) Reavis; A. B., Westminster Col- 
lege, Mo., 1896, A. M., 1897; B. D. Presbyterian Theo- 
logical Seminary, Louisville, Ky., 1899; M. A. N. Y. 
University, 1901; B. D. Princeton, 1901; LL.B., Univer- 
sity of South Carolina, 1913; member S. C. bar; D. D. 
Austin College, Texas, 1908; LL.D., Presbyterian Col- 
lege of Alabama, 1917; ordained Presbyterian minis- 
try, 1899; pastor First Church, Dallas, 1901-05; secre- 
tary Foreign Missions, Presbyterian Church of U. S., 
1905-11; pastor First Church, Columbia, S. C., 1911- 
14; professor English Bible, homiletics and pastoral 
theology, Columbia (S. C.), Theological Seminary, 
1914 ; visited missions in Kongo, Africa, 1910, Japan 
and Korea, 1918; married Eva Fulton Witherspoon of 
Louisville, Dec. 18, 1902. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Reed, Richard Clark, clergyman; born Harrison, 
Hamilton County, Tenn., January 24, 1851; son of 
James Landrum and Elizabeth Jane (McRea) Reed; 
A. B., King College, Tenn., 1873; graduated from 

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Union Theological Seminary, 1876; D. D., King Col- 
lege, 1891, LL. D., 1906. Ordained Presbyterian min- 
istry, 1876; pastor Charlotte C. EL, Va., 1877-85, 
Franklin, Tenn., 1885-9, Charlotte, N. C., 1889-92, 
Nashville, Tenn., 1892-98; professor history and 
polity, Columbia (S. C.), Theological Seminary, 
1898 , Associate Editor Presbyterian Quarterly, 1902- 
04; Co-editor Presbyterian Standard, 1905 . Mem- 
ber American Society Church History. Married Mary 
Cantey Venable, Farmville, Va., October 17, 1876. 
Author, The Gospel as Taught by Calvin, 1896; His- 
tory of Presbyterian Churches of the World; Religious 
History of Southern Negroes; and various published 
addresses. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Reynolds, Mark, lawyer; son of Mark and Julia V. 
(Rees) Reynolds; attended school at Kirkwood, Ga., 
Bingham Military School, N. C., studied law at Charles- 
ton and Columbia, admitted to the bar, 1885 ; for seven 
years a law associate with Col. John C. Haskell, served 
as counsel for the Southern Railroad until 1917, is 
local counsel for the Atlantic Coast Line and the South- 
ern Express Co., a director of the National Bank of 
South Carolina; editor of the Sumter Watchman and 
Southron one year; married Elizabeth Waties Ander- 
dersori, October 5, 1887. Home, Sumter, S. C. 

Rhett, Andrew Burnett, supt. schools; born Charles- 
ton, S. C., November 22, 1877; son of Andrew Burnet 
and Henrietta (Aiken) Rhett, graduated from Charles- 
ton High School, 1894; student College of Charleston, 
1894-6; B. A., University of Virginia, 1899, M. A., 
1899 ; studied at University of Virginia, 1906-7, and at 
University of Chicago and University of Tennessee. 
Teacher high school, Charleston, S. C., 1899-1909; 
Principal Mitchell School, Charleston, 1909-10; asst. 
supt. schools of Charleston 1910-11; supt. since 1911; 
member Chi Phi; unmarried; Episcopalian; clubs, Car- 
olina Yacht, Charleston Country. Home, 48 Elizabeth 
street, Charleston, S. C. 

Rhett, Robert Goodwyn, financier; born Columbia, 
S. C., March 25, 1862 ; son of Albert Moore and Martha 
(Goodwyn) Rhett; M. A., University of Virginia, 1883; 
LL. B., 1884; admitted to bar 1884 and practiced at 
Charleston; member Trenholm & Rhett, later Tren- 
holm, Rhett, Miller & Whaley; president S. C. Loan 
& Trust Co., 1896-1900; president Peoples National 

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Bank since 1899; officer or director in many corpora- 
tions; mayor of Charleston, 1904-12; president League 
of American Municipalities, 1905-6; president Cham- 
ber of Commerce of U. S., 1916-18; member St. An- 
drews Society, Hibernians. Clubs, Charleston Country, 
Carolina Yacht; married Helen Smith, Charleston, 
November 15, 1888, (died, 1904) ; married Blanche 
Salley, Salleys, S. C., August 8, 1906. Office Peoples 
National Bank, Charleston, S. C. Home, 116 Broad 
street, Charleston, S. C. 

Rice, John Andrew, clergyman; born in Colleton 
County, S. C., September 25, 1862; son of Richard 
Blake and Rachel Jane (Listen) Rice; A. B., S. C. Col- 
lege, later A. M.; Columbia Theological Seminary 
(S. C.), 1886-96; completed studies for Ph. D., Univer- 
sity of Chicago, 1903; D. D., S. C. College, 1894; 
LL. D., University of S. C., 1905, University of Ala- 
bama, 1906; entered M. E. Church, South, ministry, 
1886; pastor Bennettsville, Kingstree, Darlington cir- 
cuits; Washington Street Church, Columbia, S. C.; 
president Columbia (S. C.), College for Women, 1894- 
1900; pastor Court Street Church, Montgomery, Ala., 
1902-07, Rayne Memorial Church, New Orleans, 1907- 
11, First Church, Fort Worth, Tex., 1911-14, St. John's 
Church, St. Louis, 1914-18, Trinity Church, Sumter, 
S. C., 1918. Delegate General Conference, 1898- 
1914; ex-chairman Committee on Church and Social 
Service, Southern Sociological Congress ; Federal Coun- 
cil Churches of Christ in America ; vice-chairman Texas 
Methodist Educational Commission; president Evange- 
lical Alliance, St. Louis; married Anna B. Smith, Sum- 
ter County, S. C., April 13, 1887 (died); married 
second time, Laura Darnell, of Tennessee, August 7, 
1902. Trustee Southern Methodist University; presi- 
dent of trustees Columbia (S. C.) College;. Lecturer 
and contributor to magazines. Author: The Modern 
Man's Old Testament; Jesus and the Prayer Life; The 
Prophetic Movement in the Old Testament. Address, 
225 West Liberty street, Sumter, S. C. 

Richardson, Jefferson F., textile manufacturer ; born 
in Charleston in 1862; son of J. C. E. and Priscilla 
(Calder) Richardson; educated at St. Philips street 
public school .and Charleston High School ; assumed man- 
agement of Greenville News in 1880 and with help of 
A. B. Williams, journalist, made the paper a success; 
publisher, with A. B. Williams, of The News until 1909 ; 

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was postmaster at Greenville, 1901-1916; began in tex- 
tile industry in 1915, establishing Greenville Loom, Reed 
and Harness Co., which merged with another similar con- 
cern in 1918 under name of Acme Loom, Reed and Har- 
ness Co. ; general manager of Acme Loom, Reed and Har- 
ness Co.; founder of Greenville's first board of trade; 
director of Bank of Commerce, of Greenville Building and 
Loan Assn., of Furman Investment Co., of Greenville 
Cemetery Co., vice president of Home Fund Life Insur- 
ance Co. Married Althena Tindal, Clarendon County, S. 
C. Address, Greenville, S. C. 

Ridgell, Edgar Clifton, dentist, farmer, fruit grower; 
born at Batesburg, S. C., November 6, 1859 ; son of Joel 
and Susanna (Fox) Ridgell; attended Prosperity public 
schools, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery; president 
S. C. State Dental Assn., Batesburg Cotton Mills, Lexing- 
ton County Corn Growers Assn., Tri-County Fair Assn., 
Batesburg Board of Trade, Lexington County Interde- 
nominational Sunday School Assn., chairman Lexington 
County Prohibition Cause, moderator Ridge Baptist 
Assn., president Batesburg Democratic Club, director 
Batesburg (S. C.) First National Bank, chairman Board 
of Trustees, Batesburg public schools, warden of town 
of Batesburg, S. C., trustee Baptist Hospital, Columbia, 
S. C. ; member S. C. House of Representatives from Lex- 
ington County, 1908-10; State Senate from Lexington 
County, 1916-20; member Senate Finance, Medical Af- 
fairs, Education, and Police Regulations (chairman of) 
Committees; author of articles for dental journals, one 
article being translated into French; also contributed 
articles to State, county and religious papers; during 
World War organizer and chairman of Red Cross work 
for Lexington County, active in Liberty Loan and other 
campaigns, delivering a number of speeches in their be- 
half; married Ella McFall, Prosperity, S. C., December 
20, 1881. Home, Batesburg, S. C. 

Riggs, Walter Merritt, college president; born in 
Orangeburg, S. C., Jan. 24, 1873; son of Harpin and 
Emma Julia (Go wan) Riggs. B. S. in electrical and 
mechanical engineering, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 
1893; E. and M. E., 1894; Cornell University (summer), 
1894 ; L.L. D., Univ. of S. C., 1911. Instructor in English, 
Ala. Poly. Inst., 1894-5 and instructor in Physics same 
place, 1894-6 ; instructor in electrical and mechanical en- 
gineering, 1896-1901, professor and director engineering 
dept., 1901-11, acting president, 1910-11, president, 
March 7, 1911 , Clemson Agricultural College. Chair- 

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man S. C. Committee of Naval Consulting Board, 1916; 
member S. C. State Council of Defense, 1917-19; Paris 
representative for vocational education Y. M. C. A., 
March, 1919; field representative for vocational educa- 
tion, Y. M. C. A., Chaumont, France, April, 1919; field 
organizer for vocational education, A. E. F., Army Edu- 
cational Corps, Beaune, Cote d'Or, France, May, June, 
1919. Fellow American Inst. E. E., Society for Promo- 
tion Engineering Education; Assn. American Agricul- 
tural Colleges and Experimental Stations; president 
Land Grant College Engineering Association, 1918-19; 
executive board Southern Conference for Education and 
Industry, 1915-17; President Southern Intercollegiate 
Athletic Assn., 1913-15; president S. C. Intercollegiate 
Athletic Assn., 1900 . Married Marie Louise Moore, of 
Auburn, Ala., Dec. 27, 1897. Address, Clemson College, 
S. C. 

Riley, John F., business man; born at Charleston, 
S. C., July 29, 1859; son of Patrick and Ann (Collins) 
Riley ; attended Charleston city schools ; a director of the 
City Banking & Trust Co., the Hibernia Mutual Fire 
Insurance Co., owner of the John F. Riley Foundry and 
Machine Works, Charleston, S. C. ; a member of the State 
Democratic Executive Committee, 1902-04, for the past 
ten years a member of the Charleston City Council ; mem- 
ber of the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Church. Home, 
Charleston, S. C. 

Riser, Luther Allen, physician; born at Liberty Hill, 
Newberry County, S. C., 1882 ; son of Luther P. W. and 
Serena (Moore) Riser; attended Newberry College, 
graduate of, 1900; University of Md., graduate of with 
degree of M. D., 1908 ; practiced one year at Newberry, 
S. C., two years at Leesville, S. C., then entered the South 
Carolina Public Health Department, took new course in 
public health at Tulane University, New Orleans, La., 
and was a member of the first class to receive the degree 
doctor of public health at Tulane ; served on the force of 
instructors at Clemson College, 1918-19, this being sup- 
plementary to his official work ; during World War served 
as instructor with the rank of captain in the School of 
Epidemiology, Camp Greanleaf ; married Nancy Wall of 
Alabama, November 20, 1919 ; 32nd degree Scottish Rite 
Mason and Shriner. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Rivers, Jesse Clifton; State Warehouse Commis- 
sioner; born at Mt. Crogan, S. C., January 29, 1876; son 
of Philip and Hawley (Massey) Rivers; attended county 

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schools, Chesterfield High School, Wofford Fitting 
School; magistrate, Mt. Crogan, S. C., fourteen years; 
served in S. C. House of Representatives three consecu- 
tive terms, beginning in 1914; ranking member of Ways 
and Means Committee while in the House ; now State 
Warehouse Commissioner, being elected to this office Feb- 
ruary 19, 1920; during World War Four Minute Man of 
Chesterfield County, active in all Liberty Loan cam- 
paigns ; married Louise Gulledge, Mt. Crogan, S. C., 1894 
(died December 29, 1899), 2nd, Mary Ellen Allen, Mt. 
Crogan, S. C., September 1, 1900 ; member of Masons, 
W. 0. W., Methodist Church. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Rivers, John, cotton factor; born at Charleston, S. C., 
December 12, 1869; son of Elias L. and Cornelia (Sea- 
brook) Rivers; attended Charleston High School; presi- 
dent of Sea Island Oil Co., secretary and treasurer of 
Dill-Ball Co., both of Charleston, S. C. ; married Eleanor 
Whaley, Charleston, S. C., 1898; member of Masons; 
Episcopal Church. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Rivers, M. Rutledge, lawyer; born at Mt. Pleasant, 
S. C., May 13, 1868; son of Constant H. and Mary E. 
(Minott) Rivers; attended Charleston City Schools, Col- 
lege of Charleston, graduate of with degree of A. B., 
1890, University of Va. (law school), being admitted to 
the Virginia bar in 1890, and a few months later in the 
same year was admitted to the courts of South Carolina; 
member of Board of Trustees of the College of Charles- 
ton; a member of the State Board of Education, being 
appointed by Governor Manning; appointed a trustee of 
the Medical College of S. C. by Governor Cooper ; at pres- 
ent a member of the Board of School Commissioners of 
the Charleston City Schools; elected corporation counsel 
for the City of Charleston, January, 1918 ; member of the 
Charleston Chamber of Commerce; married Eliza Ingra- 
ham Buist, Charleston, S. C., February, 1893 ; member of 
the State Bar Assn., past master of Orange Lodge No. 
14, Masons, past grand chancellor of K. of P. of S. C., 
past exalted ruler of Elks, now president of St. Andrew's 
Society. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Robertson, Edwin Wales, banker; born Columbia, 
S. C., Sept. 3, 1863; son of Thomas J. and Mary O. (Cald- 
well) Robertson. A. B., Yale, 1885; LL. B., S. C. Col- 
lege, 1887. Practiced law in Columbia, 1887-93; estab- 
lished Canal Dime Savings Bank, 1893; acquired control 
of Loan & Exchange Bank of Columbia, 1898, and merged 
the two banks under Loan and Exchange Bank of Colum- 

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bia, 1898, also absorbing Central National Bank, Feb., 
1902; nationalized the Loan and Exchange Bank, 1903, 
as National Loan and Exchange Bank and since president 
of same; reorganized Columbia Electric St. Ry., Light 
and Power Co. ; president and treasurer Parr Shoals Co., 
owning dam and power house 27 miles north of Colum- 
bia, S. C.; president Record Publishing Co.; director 
Equitable Life Assurance Society of U. S. ; member 
Chamber Commerce U. S. A. (committee on foreign re- 
lations) ; Southern Settlement and Development Organi- 
zation (executive committee); S. C. Bar Assn.; S. C. 
Bankers' Assn. ; Yale Alumni Assn. Member Psi Upsilon, 
Pi Sigma Tan. Mason. Married Evelyn Perkins Tit- 
comb, Kennebunkport, Me., Sept. 29, 1886. Clubs: Co- 
lumbia, Metropolitan (Columbia, S. C.) ; University, 
Yale, Bankers' (New York), Maryland (Baltimore), 
chairman for S. C. 1st and 4th Liberty Loans and chair- 
man 5th Federal Reserve District for Victory Liberty 
Loan. Home. 1001 Laurel Street, Columbia, S. C. Office, 
National Loan and Exchange Bank, Columbia, S. C. 

Robinson, Frank Cook, banker; born at McCormick, 
S. C., October 2, 1870; son of Robert J. and Francis S. 
Robinson ; attended common schools of Abbeville County, 
Furman University, Greenville, S. C. ; B. S. degree; mem- 
ber S. C. House of Representatives from Abbeville 
County, 1912-1916; elected to State Senate in 1916 from 
McCormick County and re-elected in 1920 ; delegate to 
National Democratic Convention, San Francisco, Cal., 
1920; member Finance Committee and chairman Rail- 
road Committee; chairman Local Exemption Board, 
McCormick County ; chairman Liberty Loan and W. S. S. 
campaigns during war; married Annie P. Tolbert, 
McCormick, S. C., November 23, 1899 ; member of Shrin- 
ers, K. of P. Home, McCormick, S. C. 

Robinson, Richard Lee, clergyman, educator; born 
Lancaster, S. C., Oct. 31, 1872 ; son of Nathaniel Pressly 
and Agnes Elizabeth (Lathan) Robinson; A. B., Erskine 
College (S. C.), 1892, D. D., 1912; teacher and principal 
high school to 1896 ; graduate Princeton Theol. Seminary, 
1899. Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1899; pastor 
Camden, Ala., 1899-09; Lancaster, 1909-10. Married 
Anna Marshall, Millersburg, Ky., Dec. 22, 1903. Presi- 
dent Woman's College, Due West, S. C., July 1, 1910 . 
Address, Due West, S. C. 

Roddey, William Joseph, Manufacturer; born Ches- 
ter County, S. C., Oct. 2, 1861 ; son of William Lyle and 

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Anna Cousart (Baskin) Roddey. A. B., Erskine College, 
Due West, S. C., 1880 ; post-graduate work, Univ. of Va., 
1881-3. Member banking firm W. L. Roddey and Son, 
1884-7; cashier and vice president First National Bank, 
Rock Hill, S. C., 1898-1916; president Roddey Trust Co., 
vice president Victoria Cotton Mills, 1905-10; president 
since 1910 ; president Victoria Company since 1916 ; man- 
ager Equitable Life Insurance Society of U. S. for S. C. 
and Western N. C., since 1888; senior member insurance 
firm of W. J. Roddey & Co. Married Mary Perry Dun- 
lap, of Lancaster, S. C., Aug 6, 1890. Trustee Winthrop 
Normal and Industrial College (Rock Hill), Davidson (N. 
C.) College, Erskine College. Member Beta Theta Pi., 
K. of P. Presbyterian. Home, Rock Hill, S. C. 

Rogers, Arthur Small, clergyman; born at Newberry, 
March 11, 1869, son of Atmar and Mary J. (Crawford) 
Rogers; A. B., Erskine College, 1894; graduated from 
Erskine Theological Seminary in 1896; studied at Moody 
Bible Institute, Chicago; D. D., Muskingum College, in 
1911 ; ordained to the ministry of Associate Reformed 
Presbyterian Church of the South in 1896 ; has been pas- 
tor at Rock Hill since 1896; was 2nd Clerk of Associate 
Reformed Presbyterian Synod of the South, 1902-1910, 
and is now principal Clerk. Married Millie Lynn of 
Chester County, Oct. 3, 1906. Home, Rock Hill, S. C. 

Roper, Daniel Calhoun, commissioner internal reve- 
nue; born Marlboro County, S. C., April 1, 1867; son of 
John Wesley and Henrietta V. (McLaurin) Roper. A. B., 
Trinity College, N. C., 1888; LL. B., National Univ., 
Washington, 1901. Member S. C. House of Representa- 
tives, 1892-4 ; clerk U. S. Senate Committee on Interstate 
Commerce, 1894-7; expert special agent U. S. Census 
Bureau, 1900-10; clerk, House of Representatives Ways 
and Means Committee, 1910-13 ; first assistant postmaster 
general, 1913-1916; chairman Organization Bureau, 
Woodrow Wilson campaign, 1916; vice chairman U. S. 
Tariff Commission, March-September, 1917. Commis- 
sioner Internal Revenue, Sept. 26, 1917 . Married Lou 
McKenzie, Scotland County, N. C., Dec. 25, 1889. De- 
veloped plan of collecting cotton statistics ; originated 
publication of series of reports on cotton supply; made 
systematic study of textile industries of Europe and 
U. S. under government direction. Member Sigma Alpha 
Epsilon; Mason. Methodist. Clubs: University, Wash- 
ington Golf and Country. Author: The United States 
Post Office, 1917. Home, McColl, S. C. Address, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

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Rucker, Elbert Marion, professor of law; born in 
Anderson, S. C., March 15, 1866; son of Elbert 
Marion and Sarah Frances (Whitner) Rucker; attended 
Adger College, Walhalla, S. C., University of S. C., grad- 
uate of with degree of A. B., 1885, with degree of LL. B., 
1887; assistant United States Attorney, Department of 
the Interior, Washington, D. C., 1893-97; practiced law in 
Anderson, S. C., 1897-99 ; elected professor of law of the 
University of S. C., 1910 ; a member of the S. C. General 
Assembly, 1900-10; while a member of this body was 
chairman of the committee that led the fight to abolish 
the State dispensary; chairman of the Ways and Means 
Committee, 1908-10 ; has been special lecturer in the sum- 
mer schools of the University of Ga., Kentucky, Miami, 
University of Cincinnati, Illinois State Normal College, 
Winthrop Normal and Industrial College, and exchange 
professor to the University of N. C s ; married Bessie 
Kinard, Columbia, S. C., 1886 (died 1913), 2nd, Mary 
Martin, Florence, Ala., 1915. Address, University of 
S. C., Columbia, S. C. 

Rumph, Stonewall Jackson, planter, merchant; born 
near George's Station, now St. George's, S. C., August 
26, 1864; son of Samuel D. and Martha F. (Bowman) 
Rumph; attended Porter Military Academy, studied 
telegraphy; director in the S. C. Produce Assn., vice pres- 
ident and director of the Hollywood Mfg. Co., vice presi- 
dent of the S. C. Cotton Growers' Assn.; during World 
War member of his County Exemption Board, active in 
the work of the Red Cross; married Kate W. Boynton, 
January 18, 1893 ; member of Masons, K. of P. Address, 
Yonge's Island, S. C. 

Russell, William T., bishop ; born Baltimore, Md., 
Oct. 20, 1863; son of William T. and Rosa A. Russell. 
Student St. Charles' College, Md., 5 years ; Loyola College, 
1 year; American College in Rome, 2 years; St. Mary's 
Seminary, Baltimore, 4 years; Catholic University of 
America, 2 years. Honorary D. D., St. Mary's Seminary; 
LL. D., Mount St. Mary's College. Ordained R. C. priest, 
June 21, 1889; pastor St. Jerome's Church, Hyattsville, 
Md., 1889-94; secretary to Cardinal Gibbons, Baltimore, 
1894-1908; rector St. Patrick's Church, Washington, 
1908-17 ; bishop of Charleston ; created Domestic Prelate 
to Pope Pius X, June 20, 1911. Member American His- 
torical Association ; Maryland Historical Society. Au- 
thor: Maryland, The Land of the Sanctuary, 1907; His- 
tory of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, in Catholic Encyclo- 
pedia. Home, 114 Broad Street, Charleston, S. C. 

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Ru' ledge, Benjamin Huger, lawyer; born at Charles- 
ton, S. C., September 4, 1861 ; son of Banjamin Huger 
and Eleanor Maria (Middleton) Rutledge; attended 
Charleston schools, Virginia Military Institute, graduate 
of, 1880, received A. B. degree from Yale college, 1882; 
admitted to the S. C. bar, 1884; senior member of the 
law firm of Rutledge, Hyde & Mann ; elected a member 
of the S. C. General Assembly in 1890 and for years was 
clerk of the Judiciary Committee of the Legislature; in 
1884 chosen electoral messenger from South Carolina at 
the time of Cleveland's first election; a delegate at large 
to the Universal Congress of Lawyers and Jurists at St. 
Louis in 1904; has served with the rank of major in the 
South Carolina National Guards; married Emma Craig 
Blake, Fletcher, N. C., October 5, 1892; member of St. 
Cecilia Society; Episcopal Church. Home, Charleston, 
S. C. 

Rutledge, Edward, physician, born at Charleston, 
S. C., June, 1870; son of Benjamin Huger and Eleanor 
Maria (Middleton) Rutledge; attended Virginia Military 
Institute, graduate of, 1891, Medical College of S. C., 
Charleston, S. C., graduate of with the degree of M. D., 
1896; practiced in California (1897) and New York city 
(1898) ; member of the South Carolina and American 
Medical Assns. ; married Lillie Huger Wells, Charleston, 
S. C., 1906. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Rygh, George Taylor, clergyman, teacher, editor; 
born at Chicago, March 21, 1860; son of Andrew T. and 
Andrine (Holter) Rygh. B. A., Luther College, Iowa, 
1881 ; graduated from Lutheran Theol. Seminary, Colum- 
bus, Ohio, 1884. Ordained Lutheran ministry, 1884; 
pastor Portland, Maine, 1884-9 ; pastor and teacher, Wit- 
tenberg, Wisconsin, 1889-90; pastor Grand Forks, N. D., 
1890-1 ; Prof. Scandinavian Languages and Literature, 
Univ. of N. D., 1891-95; pastor and teacher Mt. Houb 
(Wis.) Academy, 1895-98; pastor Bethlehem Church, 
Chicago, 1899-1910; editor the United Lutheran, 1909- 
14 ; resident editor American Lutheran Survey, Columbia, 
S. C., since Sept., 1914. Married Clara Louise Acker, of 
Alexandria, Minn., November 13, 1895. Author: The 
Pioneers, 1909 ; Shadow of a Wrong, 1909 ; John Harding, 
1910; The Wings of the Morning (Norwegian), 1909. 
Translator (from German) Gossner's Treasury, 1906; 
Scandinavian Hymns, 1912. Home, 3904 Main Street, 
Columbia, S. C. 

Salley, Alexander Samuel, Jr., author; born Orange- 
burg County, S. C., June 16, 1871; son of Alexander 

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McQueen and Sarah (McMichael) Salley; graduate of S. 
C. Military Academy, 1892. Admitted to bar, 1889 ; sec- 
retary Historical Commission of S. C., April 1, 1905 . 
Has written, compiled or edited a number of works on S. 
C. history. Married Harriet G. Milledge of Atlanta, Ga., 
July 11, 1918. Contributor of historical, biographical, 
and bibliographical articles to various publications. 
Home, 901 Laurens Street, Columbia, S. C. Office, State 
House, Columbia, S. C. 

Salley, George Lawrence, farmer; born in Orange- 
burg District, S. C., February 28, 1847; son of N. M. 
and Sheldonia (Bull) Salley; attended common schools; 
supervisor of Registration for eight years ; elected Clerk 
of Circuit Court in 1892 and has held this position con- 
tinuously to date, now serving eighth term as Clerk; 
served in Confederate Army; married Mattie S. Stokes, 
Barnwell, S. C., December 12, 1875. Home, Orangeburg, 
S. C. 

Salley, Julian Booth, lawyer; born in Orangeburg 

County, S. C., March 23, 1878 ; son of Henry H. and Mar- 
garet Elizabeth (Corley) Salley; attended the Citadel, 
graduate of, 1899, University of S. C. Law School, grad- 
uate of, 1903 ; director of the Bank of Western Carolina, 
the Real Estate Fidelity Co.; a delegate to numerous 
county and State conventions of the Democratic party; 
mayor of Aiken, 1904-10; during World War county 
chairman of the registrars, county chairman of the Ex- 
emption Board, county chairman of the Thrift Stamp 
campaign, active in all Liberty Loan and Red Cross cam- 
paigns, appointed examiner of county boards of exemp- 
tion by the governor; married Eulalie Chafee, Aiken, 
S. C., December 20, 1906. Home, Aiken, S. C. 

Salley, J. Stokes, lawyer, business man; born at 
Orangeburg, S. C., October 27, 1880 ; son of George Law- 
rence and Mattie (Stokes) Salley; attended Orangeburg 
High School, Wofford College, studied law, admitted to 
the bar in 1904 ; a director of the Peoples National Bank, 
the Orangeburg Packing Co., secretary of the A. C. Wat- 
son Co., a general insurance agent; served Orangeburg 
County for five years as deputy clerk of the court; for 
one year was circuit solicitor; married Lizzie C. Salley, 
Orangeburg, S. C., November 15, 1905. Home, Orange- 
burg, S. C. 

Sanders, Arthur K., superintendent S. C. Peniten- 
tiary; born at Hagood, Sumter District (now County), 
July 3, 1860; son of T. 0. and Cornelia (Hicks) Sanders; 

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educated in public schools ; Carolina Military Institute, 
Charlotte, N. C.; has always been interested in farming 
and is a prosperous farmer ; member S. C. House of Rep- 
resentatives, 1888-1890, and again elected in 1894 and 
1896 and in 1914; in 1899 was chosen member of the 
board of directors of the S. C. Penitentiary, after two 
years became chairman of the board; was elected super- 
intendent of the penitentiary in 1915, which position he 
still holds ; in 1898 was assigned the responsibility of ex- 
amining the books, accounts, etc., of the State Dispen- 
sary; in 1899 was delegate to National Prison Congress, 
Hartford, Conn. Married Eva J. McLeod of Sumter, 
Dec. 16, 1885. Member Masons, W. O. W., K. of P., 
Elks. Address, Hagood, S. C. 

Sanders, Paul, merchant, farmer, lumberman; born 
at Ritter, S. C., December 6, 1872 ; son of A. Campbell and 
Catherine Paul Sanders; attended rural schools; during 
World War member of Eastern District Exemption 
Board; married Sarah Shelton Gibson, Columbia, S. C., 
July 1, 1891. Home, Ritter, S. C. 

Sapp, Claud N., lawyer; born in Lancaster County, 
S. C., in 1886; son of D. F. and Mittie (Fulp) Sapp; at- 
tended Wofford College, graduate of, 1907, University 
of S. C. (law school), graduate of, 1911; began practice 
of law at Lancaster; member of S. C. House of Repre- 
sentatives from Lancaster County, 1912-14 ; was city and 
county attorney for Lancaster County, assistant attorney 
general of S. C., 1915-19 ; elected to House of Represent- 
atives from Richland County in 1920; has been admitted 
to the State Supreme Court and the U. S. Supreme Court ; 
married Mary Davis. Home, Lancaster, S. C. 

Sarratt, Edwin Oliver, army officer; born in Union 
County, S. C., August 8, 1871 ; son of Anthony Abram 
and Mary Pacolet (Walker) Sarratt; attended University 
of S. C., graduate of with degree of A. B., 1891, United 
States Military Academy, West Point, N. Y., graduate of, 
1897 ; School of Submarine Defense, Fort Totten, N. Y., 
1905; Army War College, Washington, D. C., 1910; Gen- 
eral Staff College, Washington, D. C., 1919; instructor 
in mathematics at West Point, 1900; served in Spanish- 
American War, Philippine Insurrection, World War; 
commanding the 309th Field Artillery, 153rd Field 
Artillery Brigade, 78th Division during the World 
War; married Charlotte Jane Norton, New York city, 
July 3, 1902. Address, Union, S. C. 

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Sawyer, Claude Epaminondas, lawyer; born at Saw- 
yer's Mills Postoffice, Lexington District, S. C., August 
24, 1851; son of William Early and Elouisa Winnefred 
(Fox) Sawyer; after some education at home, attended 
Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; sten- 
ographer for the Second Judicial Circuit Court thirteen 
years, studied law, admitted to the bar in the Supreme 
Court and served as solicitor of the Second Circuit until 
the outbreak of the Spanish- American War; member of 
S. C. Legislature, 1876-1878 (the famous "Wallace 
House") ; presidential elector, 1888; delegate to the Na- 
tional Democratic Convention at St. Louis, 1904; served 
in Spanish-American War as captain in the Thirty- 
Eighth Infantry ; saw service in the Philippines, acting as 
provost judge, organizing civil government and establish- 
ing schools; during World War active in almost every 
field that would lead to the winning of the war; member 
of K. of P., past grand master for S. C. of the Masonic 
Order, 1894-96. Home, Aiken, S. C. 

Sawyer, Olin, physician; born in Edgefield County, 
S. C., January 1, 1875; son of Ptolemy Searon and 
Frances DeLaura (Crouch) Sawyer; attended the pub- 
lic schools of Trenton and Johnston, S. C., University of 
S. C., S. C. Medical College, Charleston, S. C., graduate 
of, 1901 ; chief surgeon of the Atlantic Coast Lumber Co., 
the Georgetown & Western Railroad Co. ; has served as a 
member of the board of alderman of Georgetown, mem- 
ber of the Legislature from Georgetown County, 1904-12 ; 
served as mayor of Georgetown two terms, in all the Dem- 
ocratic State conventions from 1902 to 1914; a presi- 
dential elector in 1904; .chairman of the Georgetown 
County Democratic organization, 1906-12; during World 
War was chairman of the Georgetown County Red Cross 
campaign; a four minute man, helping to put over Lib- 
erty Loan campaigns, Y. M. C. A., United War Work 
Community, and Jewish Relief campaigns; in 1903 com- 
missioned by Governor Heyward regimental surgeon with 
the rank of major, First Regiment of Volunteer Cav- 
alry; served four years as chairman of the Georgetown 
Board of Health, for four years a director of the George- 
town Chamber of Commerce ; is president of the George- 
town Medical Society, a member of the State, Southern 
and American Medical Assns., also the Association of 
Southern Railway Surgeons; married Lulie Boyd, Ridge- 
way, S. C., November 27, 1901 ; a member of Masons, K. 
of P., B. P. 0. E,, Presbyterian Church. Home, George- 
town, S. C. 

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Scarborough, Henry Lee, farmer; born at Bishop- 
ville, S. C., June 9, 1866 ; son of Wilson DuPre and Ger- 
trude Spencer Scarborough; attended public schools, one 
year at the Citadel, two years at University of S. C. ; 
farmer for a number of years after leaving school; 
elected treasurer of Sumter County, 1894; served four 
terms, served six terms as Commissioner of Public Works 
of Sumter; elected in 1912 Clerk of Court and re-elected 
in 1916 and 1920; member of draft board during World 
War; married Leonora Emma Eichelberger, Manning, 
S. C., January 17, 1889 ; member of S. A. E. fraternity, 
State A. and M. Society, K. of P., W. 0. W., T. P. A., 
Royal Arch Mason, elder Presbyterian Church. Home, 
Sumter, S. C. 

Scarborough, Robert Bethea, lawyer; born at Ches- 
terfield, S. C., Oct. 20, 1861 ; son of Rev. Lewis and Ann 
(Bethea) Scarborough; educated in Mullins Academy; 
studied law privately; as a young man he taught school 
at Mullins, S. C. and Little River, S. C. ; began practice 
of law at Conway, S. C., 1884 ; attorney for Horry County, 
1885-1893; has served as chairman Board of Public 
Works, Conway, S. C.; elected State Senator, 1896; in 
1899 became lieutenant-governor upon death of Governor 
Ellerbe; member Congress from Sixth Congressional 
District, 1901-1905 ; married Mary J. Jones ; member Pee 
Dee Hist. Assn. Member K. of P. Methodist. Address, 
Conway, S. C. 

Searson, Robinson P., lawyer; born at Allendale, 
S. C., February 5, 1881 ; son of R. P. and Bonita (Arnold) 
Searson; attended the Johnston Institute, Clemson Col- 
lege, took both academic and law courses at the Univer- 
sity of S. C., receiving LL. B. degree in 1902 ; first prac- 
ticed at Hampton, S. C., three years at Barnesville, Ga., 
then locating at Allendale, S. C. ; a member of the S. C. 
House of Representatives from Barnwell County for six 
years; during World War was a member of the Legal 
Advisory Board for Barnwell County; chairman of the 
Victory Loan for the Second Congressional District; 
married Mattie Tea Turner, Macon, Ga. ; member of Elks, 
K. of P., Baptist Church. Home, Allendale, S. C. 

Sease, Thomas S., Circuit Judge; born in Newberry 
District (now County), S. C., in 1867; son of John Leon- 
ard and Martha (Fike) Sease; attended public schools, 
Newberry College, University of S. C., graduate of, 1890 ; 
entered the law school of the University of S. C., admitted 
to the bar, 1892 ; began practice of law in Newberry, S. 

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C. ; elected chairman of the Democratic party of New- 
berry County, 1894; Master in Equity, 1895-96; elected 
Solicitor for the Seventh Judicial District, 1896, serving 
slightly over three terms until elected Judge of the 
Seventh Judicial Circuit, 1909; married Lula Caugh- 
man, Edgefield County, 1892. Home, Spartanburg, 
S. C. 

Seibels, Edwin Grenville, insurance operator; born at 
Columbia, S. C., in 1866; son of Edwin Whipple and 
Maria J. (Smith) Seibels; educated in private schools; 
Thompson's Academy; South Carolina College (Univ. of 
S. C.) ; began as member insurance firm of Seibels & 
Ezell, agents London Assurance Corporation in the 
South; in 1886 became member of the firm of E. W. 
Seibels and son, successor to Seibels and Ezell; in 1890 
was appointed special agent of the Caledonian Insurance 
Co.; became manager southern department Glens Falls 
Insurance Co.; manager Royal Exchange Assurance of 
London since 1904 ; manager Cotton Fire and Marine Un- 
derwriters since organization in 1919 ; originator of Tree 
and Park Commission of Columbia of which he was a 
member; served one term as a member of the House of 
Representatives of S. C., 1908-1910; President S. C. 
Alumni Assn.; initiated movement for endowment fund 
for the college and served as first chairman Endowment 
Board. Member Masons, Shriners, Knights Templar, 
Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Episcopalian. Member South 
Carolina and Columbia Clubs. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Seibels, John Jacob, insurance operator; born at 
Columbia, August 3, 1871; son of Edwin Whipple and 
Marie J. Seibels; educated at the University of South 
Carolina ; after graduation entered his father's insurance 
office (E. W. Seibels and Son) ; at age of twenty, ap- 
pointed special agent and adjuster for the Southern 
States, for Manchester Fire Assurance Co.; in 1898 be- 
came general agent of the Southern Department of the 
Glen's Falls Fire Insurance Co.; later the "Rochester- 
German," "New Hampshire," "Royal Exchange" and 
others entered the office under same management ; domi- 
nant factor also in Greenfield Construction Co., the Con- 
solidated Holdings Co., Palmetto Trust Co., and others; 
first vice president of the Palmetto National Bank and 
Palmetto Trust Co. ; director of numerous companies, as 
Southern Railway (1902-1919). Married Bertha Wil- 
lingham, Macon, Ga., April 25, 1900. Member Chi Phi, 
Trinity Church (Columbia), Master Masons, Columbia 
and Ridgewood clubs. Address: Columbia, S. C. 

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Shaffer, E. T. H., mercantile business man, farmer; 
born at Walterboro, S. C., June 20, 1880 ; son of A. C. and 
Amelia (Terry) Shaffer; attended Walterboro public 
schools, College of Charleston, graduate of, with degree 
of A. B., 1902; after graduation engaged in mercantile 
business and farming; member of committee investigat- 
ing boll weevil in Southern Georgia in 1919; director of 
the Farmers & Merchants Bank, Walterboro, S. C. ; pres- 
ident of the Colleton Products' Assn.; married Clara 
Barr, Greenville, S. C., 1911 ; member of Ancient Free 
and Accepted Masons, K. of P., South Carolina Histori- 
cal Society, Carolina Yacht Club, Charleston, S. C., 
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. Home, Walterboro, 
S. C. 

Shand, William Munro, lawyer, business man; born 
at Union, Dec. 13, 1881 ; son of Robert W. Shand ; edu- 
cated in public schools and at Univ. of S. C., taking A. B. 
therefrom in 1903 ; commenced practice of law imme- 
diately after being admitted to bar in 1903; sec'y. and 
treas. Columbia Land and Investment Co.; president 
Shand Builders' Supply Co.; director National State 
and Homestead Bank; is State reporter. Episcopalian. 
Bank and Homestead Bank; is State reporter. Episco- 
palian. Marrier Selina Stucker Coles, Jacksonville, 
Fla., April 25, 1905. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Shannon, Charles John, Jr., merchant and banker; 
born at Camden, S. C., July 1, 1863; son of Charles J. 
and Mary A. Shannon ; educated in private schools ; pres- 
ident First National Bank of Camden ; Camden Loan and 
Realty Co., Congaree Fertilizer Co. of Columbia, S. C., 
Palmetto Acct. Co., Bishopville, S. C.; member of firm 
Springs & Shannon, Camden, S. C. ; married Emily J. 
Nesbit, Caledonian Plantation, Georgetown County, S. C., 
April 30, 1895 ; member of Masonic Club, Camden Coun- 
try Club, Columbia Club. Home, Camden, S. C. 

Shannon, William McWillie, lawyer; born at Cam- 
den, S. C., October 11, 1855; son of William and Hen- 
rietta (McWillie) Shannon; attended University of the 
South, Sewanee, Tenn.; admitted to the bar, January, 
1880; attorney for many banks, corporations, and the 
Camden Cotton Mills; organized first bank and first 
building and loan association at Camden, S. C. ; married 
Camilla Agnes Nelson, Sumter County, S. C., April, 1879 ; 
vestryman in Grace Episcopal Church. Home, Camden, 

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Shelor, Joseph Warren, lawyer; born South Union, 
Pickens District (now Oconee County) , S. C., March 29, 

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1853; son of Thomas R. and Susan (Stribling) Shelor; 
attended old field schools of the district, high school in 
Georgia, Adger College, Walhalla, S. C., Newberry Col- 
lege, Newberry, S. C., three years; studied law under 
Judge J. J. Norton of Walhalla, S. C. ; admitted to the bar 
January, 1880; eighteen years county attorney for 
Oconee; twenty-six years United States Commissioner; 
twenty-nine years attorney for the Southern Railroad; 
elected to the S. C. Senate, 1916, serving to 1920 ; mar- 
ried Lou Neville, Walhalla, S. C. (died), 2nd, Lizzie 
Hicks, Fair Play, S. C., (died), 3rd, Katie Harris, Staun- 
ton, Va. ; member of K. of P., Baptist Church. Home, 
Walhalla, S. C. 

Sheppard, John Calhoun, ex-governor; born Edge- 
field County, S. C., July 5, 1850 ; son of James and Sarah 
Louise (Mobley) Sheppard; educated Furman Univ., 
Greenville, S. C. ; admitted to S. C. bar, 1871 ; member of 
firm of Youmans and Sheppard, 1871-5, since 1875 with 
brother in firm Sheppard Brothers; president Bank of 
Edgefield, 1890 . Member S. C. House of Representa- 
tives, 3 terms, 1876-1882 (Speaker 1877-1882) ; elected 
lieutenant governor, 1882; re-elected, 1884, serving as 
governor, 1886, completing term of Gov. H. S. Thomp- 
son, resigned ; member State Senate 2 terms, 1898-1902 ; 
member State constitutional convention, 1895. Married 
Helen Wallace of Union, S. C., May 22, 1879. Member S. 
C. Bar Assn.; (pres. 1908) ; chairman board of trustees, 
Edgefield Male Academy, 1891 . Supreme Dictator 
Knights of Honor, 2 terms, 1906-10. Elected to State 
Senate for an unexpired term, 1919. Home, Edgefield, 
S. C. 

Sherwood, Edwin James, lawyer ; born at Little Rock, 
S. C., May 14, 1882 ; son of T. C. and Laura C. Sherwood ; 
attended public schools, Little Rock, Wake Forest Col- 
lege, N. C.; law school, University of S. C., B. A., Wake 
Forest College, N. C. ; served on County Board of Educa- 
tion, Horry County, Town Council of Conway, member of 
S. C. House of Representatives, 1912-1914; on Judiciary 
Committee while there; on Gov. Cooper's staff; member 
of Legal Advisory Board, Horry County, Chairman Coun- 
cil of Defense ; married Bessie Burroughs, Conway, S. C., 
November 26, 1906; member of K. of P. Home, Con- 
way, S. C. 

Sikes, Enoch Walter, College President; born in 
Union County, N. C., May 19, 1868; son of John C. and 
Jane (Austin) Sikes; M. A., Wake Forest College, N. C., 
1891 ; Ph. D., Johns Hopkins, 1897. Teacher since, 1891 ; 

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prof, history and political economy, 1897-1916; dean, 
1915-16, Wake Forest College (N. C.) ; president Coker 
College, Hartsville, S. C., since 1916; married Ruth Win- 
gate of Wake County, N. C., August 1, 1900; member N. 
C. Senate, 1911. Author: From Colony to Common- 
wealth, 1897; The Confederate Congress, 1904; Joseph 
Hewes, 1904; Sketch in Biographical History of N. C., 
1909; The First Constitution of N. C., 1909. Editor: 
Baptist Historical papers. Address, Hartsville, S. C. 

Silcox, Augustas Hardy, cotton factor; born at 
Charleston, S. C., in 1870; son of Daniel S. and Carrie 
Olivia (Spear) Silcox; attended Charleston and New 
York City public schools; established with brother the 
cotton firm of Silcox & Co., 1897; major in command of 
Sumter Guards on Mexican border, 1916-17; in France 
was major in command of the motor section of the One 
Hundred and Fifth Ammunition Train ; later in command 
of the Ardeche leave area; granted his honorable dis- 
charge, April 23, 1919; married Bessie Inness Brown, 
Charleston, S. C. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Simons, Thomas Grange, physician; born Charles- 
ton, S. C., May 10, 1843 ; son of Thomas and Mary Ann 
(Benthm) Simons; attended W. J. Rivers' school and the 
College of Charleston, Charleston, S. C. ; studied medicine 
under Dr. William H. Huger, then attended S. C. Medical 
College, graduate of, 1867 ; interne at the Charleston City 
Hospital, 1867-69; president of the Medical Society of 
S. C., 1889-91 ; formerly a member of the State Board of 
Medical Examiners, a member of the State Board of 
Health, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Roper 
Hospital, Charleston, a member of the Conference of 
Yellow Fever Experts, Montgomery, Ala., 1889 ; Charles- 
ton Dispensary physician, 1871-73 ; served at Fernandino, 
Fla., 1877; at Memphis, Tenn., 1878; during the yellow 
fever epidemics, was medical director pro tempore of the 
Howard Medical Corps ; has been assistant demonstrator 
of anatomy in the S. C. Medical College; now professor 
of materia medica, assistant professor of the practice of 
medicine and of clinical medicine at the same institution, 
1883-86; physician to the Shirras dispensary, 1873-79; 
to the City Hospital of Charleston, 1873-74; contributor 
of several articles to medical journals, among which are: 
"Yellow Fever," "Atresia Vaginae," "Acute Infective 
Hsemoglobinsemia," "Ante Partum (Accidental) Hemor- 
rhage," "Laceration of the Cervix Uteri as a Factor in 
Placenta Previa;" served in Confederate Army as first 
sergeant of the Washington Light Infantry, Twenty- 

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Fifth Regiment of S. C. Volunteers, Hagood's Brigade; 
a member of the Charleston City Council, 1873 ; married 
Serena D. Aiken, Charleston, S. C., November 11, 1879 
(died January 4, 1917) ; member of S. C. Medical Assn., 
S. C. Medical Society, Charleston County Medical Society, 
the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Assn., the Medi- 
cal Society for the Relief of Widows and the Orphans of 
Medical Men, The Howard Medical Assn., Memphis Tenn., 
in 1878, the American Public Health Assn., and a member 
of its advisory council, the Charleston Survivors' Assn., 
Confederate States Army, Camp Sumter No. 250, United 
Confederate Veterans, and surgeon of the Washington 
Light Infantry Veterans Assn. of the Confederate States 
Army; appreciate member of Lanmark Lodge No. 76, 
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Home, Charleston, 
S. C. 

Sinkler, Daniel L., business man; born near Eutaw 
Springs, S. C., in 1865 ; son of William and Mary Eliza- 
beth (Simons) Sinkler; attended Charleston public 
schools, Porter Military Academy; elected assessor of the 
city of Charleston, S. C., 1898, serving in this office 
twenty years; chairman of the Democratic Executive 
Committee, Charleston County, 1904-10; elected alder- 
man, 1919, and made chairman of the Ways and Means 
Committee upon taking his seat in the aldermanic body; 
was also chosen mayor pro tern ; held rank of major in the 
S. C. National Guard under General Wilie Jones ; married 
Nellie H. Hall, Mt. Pleasant, S. C. ; member of St. Philip's 
Episcopal Church. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Sinkler, Thomas S., business man; born in Berkeley 
County, S. C., January 7, 1861 ; son of William and Mary 
(Simons) Sinkler; attended Porter Military Academy; 
a director of the Security Bank, Charleston, S. C., a mem- 
ber of the wholesale coal company of Johnson, Sinkler & 
Stone, Charleston, S. C. ; during World War served in the 
Charleston Reserve Corps, Charleston Light Dragoons; 
married Caroline Finley, Charleston, S. C., 1887 ; member 
of K. of P., Charleston, Charleston Country ,and Carolina 
Yacht Clubs. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Sirrine, William George, lawyer; born at Americus, 
Ga., December 30, 1870; son of George W. and Sarah 
E. (Rylander) Sirrine; attended public schools of 
Greenville, S. C., Greenville Military Institute, Furman 
University, University of South Carolina; clerk in hard- 
ware store, engaged in newspaper work in Philadel- 
phia for nine months in 1889, reporter for the Evening 

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Item and Philadelphia Times, on staff of New York 
Evening Post from 1890 to 1894, returned to Greenville, 
S. C., and studied law one year, admitted to the bar in 
1896, practicing law in Greenville since that time; 
president of Municipal League and Greenville-Hender- 
son Highway Association, author of present Primary 
Law of S. C., District Manager of Operating Division 
for the Hampton Roads District, U .S. Housing Corpor- 
ation during war, City Attorney for Greenville four 
years, County (Greenville) attorney one year; member 
Greenville Guards, served in Spanish-American War as 
Captain of Co. B, Second South Carolina Voluntary In- 
fantry; married Mary Anna Louise McLachlan Mac- 
Leod, Asheville, N. C., July 9, 1902; member of Poin- 
sett Club, Cotillion Club, Sans Souci Country Club of 
Greenville, S. C., Ashevile Country Club, Asheville, 
N. C., Army and Navy Club, Washington, D. C. Home, 
Greenville, S. C. 

Sloan, Earle, mining engineer, geologist; born near 
Pendleton, S. C., October 18, 1858; son of John Baylis 
Earle and Mary (Seaborn) Sloan; attended country 
schools, the Classical School of Professor Sachtleben, 
Charleston, S. C., Carolina Military Institute, Charlotte, 
N. C., University of Virginia, 1877-82, post-graduate 
work in chemistry and geology; employed in consulta- 
tion, field investigation and development in the mining 
districts of Alabama, at one time assistant United States 
geologist, appointed State geologist for S. C., May 1, 
1901, conducted investigation of the Charleston earth- 
quake of 1886, reporting on its causes and effect; con- 
tributor of many scientific papers and official reports 
on the geologic formations and resources of South Car- 
olina; married Alice Reeves Witte, October 11, 1894; 
member of Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity, Charleston 
Club, Carolina Yacht Club, Tri-State Hunting and Fish- 
ing Club, Sigma Chi Fraternity, president of the South 
Carolina branch of the University of Va. Alumni 
Association since its organization, honorary member of 
the Philosophical Society of Va., life member of the 
American Association of Geologists, American Museum 
of Natural History, American Institute of Mining Engi- 
neers, honorary curator of geology of the Charleston 
Museum. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Sloan, John Benson, banker; born at Ninety-Six, 
S. C., December 22, 1877; son of Henry North and Ella 
Townsend Sloan; attended Common Schools of Edge- 

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field and Richland Counties, S. C.; director Cambridge 
Bank, Ninety-Six, S. C., Ninety-Six Cotton Mills, 
Grendel and Greenwood Cotton Mills of Greenwood, 
S. C., chairman Greenwood County Highway Commis- 
sion, member Board of Trustees Chicora College for 
Women, Columbia, S. C. ; local chairman Liberty Loan 
Committees and Local War Relief Committees during 
war; married Rebecca Marshall Anderson, Ninety-Six, 
S. C., February 23, 1899; member of Ureka Lodge, 
A. F. M., K. of P. Home, Ninety-Six, S. C. 

Sloan, Robert Beverley, lawyer; born at Columbia, 
S. C., April 27, 1883; son of John T. and Jane Taylor 
(Beverley) Sloan; attended Virginia Polytechnic 
Institute, University of Va. (Law School) ; LL. B. de- 
gree from University of Va.; member of Board of 
Directors, Finance Committee, and attorney for Liberty 
National Bank, Columbia, S. C., attorney for Economic 
Building & Loan Association, Enterprise Building & 
Loan Association, member of law firm of Sloan & 
Sloan; four years clerk of Richland County Demo- 
cratic Executive Committee, four years chariman 
thereof; assistant clerk of S. C. Senate for four years, 
U. S. Commissioner for twelve years, twice a delegate 
to State Democratic Convention, twice a member of 
Committee on Rules of Democratic State Convention; 
during World War chairman Board of Registration, 
Richland County; married Miriam Earle Watrous, 
Punta Garda, British Honduras, Central America, May 
22. 1907; member of Ridgewood Club, Kiwanis, Colum- 
bia Cotillion Club. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Snell, Arthur Veeder, attorney; born at Geneva, 
N. Y., April 17, 1877; attended Geneva High School, 
Hobart College, University of Chicago, Columbia Uni- 
versity (law) ; B. L., Ph. B., LL. B. degrees; president 
Southern Secretaries Association, South Atlantic States 
Association, secretary South Atlantic Ports Association, 
manager Charleston Chamber of Commerce, president 
S. C. Secretaries Association (8 years), secretary S. C. 
Chamber of Commerce and Development Board; mem- 
ber S. C. State Labor Adjustment Committee, War 
Ordnance Reserves, director State Food ^Campaign, 
director all Liberty Loan campaigns, Charleston, S. C., 
director War Savings Stamp campaign, Charleston, S. 
C., member Four Minute Men, director Red Cross mem- 
bership campaigns, member State Council of Defense; 
married Jennie Hart, York, S. C., 1903; member of Phi 

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Kappa Psi Fraternity, Masons, St. Andrew's Society, 
Hibernian Society, German Friendly Society, Navy 
League, Fellow of American Geographical Society. 
Home, Charleston, S. C. 

> Smith, Augustus Wardlaw, cotton goods mfgr. ; 
born in Abbeville District (now county), S. C., in 1862; 
son of Augustus M. and Sarah (Wardlaw) Smith; 
attended Benet's School, Cokesbury ,S. C., Abbeville 
High School, schools at Baltimore, Md., University of 
the South, Sewanee, Tenn., South Carolina College 
four years; president and owner of the Augustus W. 
Smith Co., Spartanburg, S. C., owner, president and 
treasurer of the Woodruff Cotton Mills, Woodruff, 
S. C., president and treasurer of the Brandon and 
Poinsett Cotton Mills, Greenville, S. C., organized and 
was president of the Bank of Woodruff, S. C. ; has been 
a director in the Central National Bank, Spartanburg, 
S. C., has served as president of the Union Buffalo 
Mills Company, Union Mfg. Power Co., Union-Glenn 
Springs Railroad, all located at Union, S. C., director 
of Greenville Y. M. C. A., Greenville Chamber of Com- 
merce, member of Greenville Board of Water Commis- 
sioners; mayor of Abbeville, 1891-92; colonel of Third 
S. C. Regiment of State Militia, 1890-91 ; married Mary 
Noble, January 5, 1887 (died), second, Belle Perrin, 
Abbeville, S. C., June 5, 1901 ; member of Episcopal 
Church. Home, Greenville, S. C. 

Smith, D. Lesesne, physician; born at Charleston, in 
1877; son of Samuel Porcher and Henrietta (Palmer) 
Smith; educated at Clemson College; M. D., Medical 
College of S. C., 1903; practiced at Newry until he 
moved to Spartanburg in 1900; since 1914 has con- 
ducted a sanitarium for babies at Saluda ; physician to 
S. C. School for Deaf and Blind, Cedar Springs; mem- 
ber of County, State and American Medical Assn's. ; 
was twice married ; married sisters, Misses Ammie and 
Nettie Hane, Fort Motte, S. C. Address, Saluda, S. C. 

Smith, Ellison DuRant, Senator; born Lynchburg, 
S. C., Aug. 1, 1864; son of Rev. William H. and Mary 
Isabella (McLeod) Smith; educated at Univ. of S. C., 
and Wofford College (S. C.) ; is a farmer; organizer, 
The Farmer Protective Assn., 1901 ; was one of the 
prime movers at Boll Weevil Convention, Shreveport, 
La., 1905, which ultimately resulted in Southern Cotton 
Assn. in New Orleans the same year; field agent and 

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general organizer .of this Assn., 1905-08, and gained 
national recognition in this capacity; married Mattie 
Moorer, of St. George, S. C., May 26, 1892, (now 
deceased). Married second time Annie Farley, of 
Spartanburg, 1906. Member S. C. House of Represen- 
tatives from Sumter County, 1896-1900; U. S. Senator 
two terms, 1909-21; Methodist. Home, Florence, 
S. C. 

Smith, Henry A. M., judge; born Charleston, S. C., 
April 30, 1853 ; son of John Julius Pringle and Eliza- 
beth (Middleton) Smith; B. A. College of Charleston, 
1872; LL. D., 1911; admitted to bar 1874 and prac- 
ticed at Charleston; member of firm of Mitchell & 
Smith, 1877-1911; U. S. district judge, District S. C., 
June 14, 1911 ; ex-vice chairman Historical Commis- 
sion of S. C. ; vice-president Charleston Library Society, 
ex-trustee, Elliott South Natural History. Clubs, Man- 
hattan (N. Y.), Charleston. Frequent contributor to 
S. C. Hist, and Genealogical Magazine ; married Emma 
B. Rutledge, Franklin County, Tenn., June 24, 1879. 
Episcopalian. Address, Charleston, S. C. 

Smith, Herbert Lee, Jr., lawyer; born at George- 
town, S. C., April 29, 1889; son of Herbert Lee and 
Rebecca W. (Greer) Smith; at Georgetown Graded 
Schools ten years, Clemson College, University of 
S. C., LL. B. degree; member of S. C. House of Repre- 
sentatives 1916-1918, and elected to the Senate in 
1920; second and first lieutenant, Fourth Division, 
United States Army in World War; member of B. P. 
O. E. Home, Georgetown, S. C. 

Smith, Reed, teacher; born at Washington, N. C., 
January 16, 1881; son of Samuel M. and Ella Friend 
(Daniel) Smith; A. B., 1901, Davidson College, A. M., 
1902, University of S. C., A. M., 1904, Harvard Univer- 
sity, Ph. D., 1904, Harvard University; during his col- 
lege career, won letters in football, baseball, track and 
tennis, won medals in declamation, Bible, and as an 
essayist, won two scholarships at Harvard University, 
also Potter Prize, Comparative Literature, Harvard 
University; president of S. C. Folk Lore Society and 
S. C. Tuberculosis Assn. ; member of Executive Commit- 
tee, American Tuberculosis Assn., State Committee, 
S. C. Children's Home Society, secretary of S. C. League 
to Enforce Peace ; professor of English, Univ. of S. C., 
Extension Director, Editor Weekly News, faculty chair- 

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man of athletics, all Univ. of S. C.; author of Sketch of 
Detective Story, Participle and Infinitive in ing, 
Effective Debating, Poetry in the High School, Great 
Prose Passages, Does It Pay (S. C. Handbook of the 
War) ; contributor to the Sewanee Review, South 
Atlantic Quarterly, Modern Language Notes, Journal 
of American Folk-Lore ; during World War, member of 
Intercollegiate Intelligence Bureau, executive secre- 
tary, South Carolina State Council of Defense, Federal 
field secretary, Council of National Defense, in charge of 
Negro work, Third and Fourth Liberty Loan campaigns of 
Richland County, Richland County chairman of Vic- 
tory Loan campaign, member of State Memorial Com- 
mission; married Margaret Dick, Columbia, S. C., 
November 11, 1920; member of Rotary Club, Modern 
Language Assn. of America. Home, 1628 Pendleton 
street, Columbia, S. C. 

Smoak, William Wightman, editor, publisher, 
farmer; born near Bamberg, S. C., January 4, 1877; 
son of William W. and Jane C. Smoak; attended 
Smoak's Grammar School, Colleton County, graduate 
of The Citadel, 1900; B. S. degree; began after gradu- 
ation as principal of school at Smoak, principal of Wal- 
terboro High School one year, cashier Farmers' and 
Merchants' Bank, 1902-06, editor The Press and Stand- 
ard, Walterboro, Madisonville (Ky.) Hustler, Ander- 
son (S. C.), Intelligencer; secretary Colleton Fair 
Association, member of S. C. Legislature 1916-18, 
served on Ways and Means Committee while there, now 
mayor of Walterboro ; many years member Colleton 
County Board of Education, chairman Walterboro 
Board of Trustees; during World War chairman Colle- 
ton County Council of Defense; married Anne Ward 
Weston, Summerville, S. C., January 6, 1904; member 
of Masons, K. >of P. Home, Walterboro, S. C. 

Smyth, Ellison Adger, manufacturer; born Charles- 
ton, S. C., October 26, 1847; son of Rev. Thomas and 
Margaret (Adger) Smyth; brother of James Adger and 
Augustine Thomas Smyth; educated at S. C. Military 
Academy; served in C. S. A.; president Pelzer Manu- 
facturing Co., Chicora Savings Bank, and the Bank of 
Belton; also director and officer in other corporations; 
member U. S. Industrial Commission, Washington, ex- 
president American Manufacturers' Association; presi- 
dent Cotton Manufacturers' Association of S. C. ; vice- 

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president Cotton Goods Export Association of America ; 
American Asiatic Society. Address, Greenville, S. C. 

Suavely, Guy, Everett, college professor; bornAntre- 
tam, Maryland; son of Charles Granville and Emma 
(Rohm) Snavely. A. B., Johns Hopkins Univ., 1901, 
Ph. D., 1908; Alliance Francaise, Paris, summer 1905; 
Instructor in Maryland Nautical Academy, Easton, 
1901-2; vice-principal Milton Academy, Baltimore, 
1902-5; instructor, 1906-7, Asst. professor, 1907-9, pro- 
fessor French, Jan., 1909, Romance language and liter- 
ature, 1910-19, registrar, 1908-19, Allegheny College; 
assistant to general manager American Red Cross, 
Washington, 1919; dean Converse College, Spartan- 
burg, S. C., 1919 ; honorary scholar in education, 
Teachers College (Columbia Univ.) and visiting pro- 
fessor Romance Language, New York Univ., 1914-15; 
married Ada Rittenhouse, Kingsville, Md., Sept. 27, 
1905; member Modern Lang., Assn. America, Societe 
des Anciens Textes, Paris; Officier d'Academic, 1914; 
member Phi Gamma Delta; Editor Alarcon's El Captain 
Veneno, 1917; Valde's Jose (with R. C. Ward), 1919; 
contributor to philosophical and educational journals, 
etc. Address, Converse College, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Snowden, Yates, college professor; born Charleston, 
S. C., May 8, 1858; son of William S. (M. D.), and 
Mary A. (Yates) Snowden; graduated from College of 
Charleston, 1878, LL. D., 1910; admitted to bar, 1882; 
post graduate work Columbia Univ., 1904-5; on staff 
Charleston News and Courier, 1886-1904; professor 
History, Univ. of S. C., 1905 ;member Historical Com- 
mission of S. C., Curator, S. C. Historical Society; mem- 
ber American Historical Assn.; corresp. member His- 
torical Societies of Virginia and Maryland; married 
Annie E. Warley, of St. John's Parish, Berkeley County, 
S. C. Club; Kosmos; contributor to philosophic and 
other periodicals. Address, 803 Sumter St., Columbia, 
S. C. 

Snyder, Henry Nelson, college president; born Ma- 
con, Georgia, Jan. 14, 1865; son of Henry Nelson and 
Ann (Hill) Snyder; A. B., Vanderbilt Univ., 1887, 
A. M., 1890; graduate work at Vanderbilt, Gotingen, 
British Museum, 1887-90 and 1898-9 ; honorary D. Litt., 
Univ. of S. C., 1902, LL. D., 1905; assistant in Latin, 
Vanderbilt Univ., 1887-90; prof. English Literature 
since 1890; president since 1902, Wofford College; 

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contributor to reviews and periodicals on literary and 
educational subjects; married Lula Eubank, Nashville, 
Tenn., July 9, 1889; member Unification Commission 
of M. E. Church, South. Address, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Sparkman, Edward Heriot, banker; born at Bird- 
field plantation, Prince Frederick's Parish, Peedee, 
Georgetown District, S. C., March 5, 1846 ; son of James 
R. and Mary Elizabeth (Heriot) Sparkman; attended 
schools at Charleston, Abbeville, Hillsboro Military Acad- 
emy, Hillsboro, N. C. ; vice president of the People's Na- 
tional Bank of Charleston, S. C. ; enlisted in the Confed- 
erate Army at the age of sixteen and served to the end 
of the war; married Eliza Augusta Kirk, 1878. Home, 
Charleston, S. C. 

Sparkman, William Ervin, physician; born George- 
town County, S. C., June 11, 1857 ; educated in Holy Com- 
munion Institute, (now Porter Military Academy) 
Charleston, S. C.; grad., 1892, from Univ. of Maryland. 
Began to practice medicine nearly thirty years ago at 
Georgetown, S. C.; chairman City Board of Health, 
Georgetown, S. C., 1910; has served as surgeon for 
Georgetown in Public Health Service; appointed to Vol- 
unteer Medical Reserve Corps. Member S. C. Medical 
Assn. At one time was commander of local camp of the 
Sons of Confederate Veterans. Married Hattie McGil- 
very Buck in 1881. Address, Georgetown, S. C. 

Spears, James Monroe, lawyer; born in Darlington 
County, S. C., February 15, 1874; son of Jacob and Mary 
(Reynolds) Spears; studied law at home without assist- 
ance, admitted to bar in 1898 ; magistrate of Darlington 
two years, served in S. C. Legislature, 1900-02, appointed 
solicitor in 1908, and served continuously in that position 
ever since; during World War assisted in Liberty Loan 
and Red Cross campaigns; married Mamie Moore, Sum- 
ter, S. C., in December, 1892 (died 1912), 2nd, Lilly Fair, 
Newberry, S. C., 1913; member of Masons, K. of P., 
B. P. 0. E., W. 0. W., Moose, Junior Order United Amer- 
ican Mechanics. Home, Darlington, S. C. 

Spigner, A. Fletcher, lawyer; born at Lykesland, 
S. C., January 26, 1879 ; son of Prescott B. and Emily C. 
(Turner) Spigner; attended public schools of Lykesland, 
University of S. C., graduating from its law department, 
1903; member of S. C. Senate, 1914-18; chosen solicitor 
of the Fifth Judicial Circuit, November 5, 1918, still hold- 
ing that position; married Anna May Cain, Eastover, 

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S. C., January 16, 1907 (died May 10, 1907), 2nd, Elise 
Tiller, Orangeburg, S. C., February 26, 1914 ; member of 
Masons, W. O. W., Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Im- 
proved Order of Red Men, K. of P. Home, Columbia, 
S. C. 

Spivey, D. Allen, banker, real estate operator, insur- 
ance agent, warehouseman ; born in Horry County, S. C., 
August 25, 1868; son of William A. and Frances C. 
Spivey; attended high school, the Citadel, B. S. degree; 
president Bank of Aynor, S. C., Horry Land & Improve- 
ment Co., Conway Iron Works, Kingston Hotel Co., Peo- 
ple's Building & Loan Assn., Horry Tobacco Warehouse 
Co., Aynor Tobacco Warehouse Co., D. A. Spivey & Co. 
(insurance), Conway Loan & Trust Co., Horry County 
Fair Assn., cashier People's National Bank, Conway, S. 
C., once owner of Horry Herald ; mayor of Conway, 1898- 
99; member S. C. House of Representatives, 1904-1908, 
State Senate, 1908-12 ; member Dispensary Investigating 
Committee; captain local militia company, Lieutenant- 
Colonel cavalry regiment, colonel on staffs of Governors 
McSweeney and D. C. Heyward; married Essie Collins, 
Conway, S. C., 1895 ; member of Masons, Shriners, K. of 
P., Odd Fellows, W. 0. W., Columbia Club. Home, Con- 
way, S. C. 

Spratt, Col. Thomas B., banker, farmer; born at 
Fort Mill, S. C., in 1878 ; son of John McKee and Susan 
(Massey) Spratt; educated at S. C. Military Academy 
(the Citadel) ; was on Mexican border as major, 
1st S. C. Infantry, 1916; served in France as lieu- 
tenant-colonel in 118th Infantry, 30th Division; re- 
turned home, 1918, and resumed duties as president First 
National Bank of Fort Mill ;is also engaged in farming; 
married Eleanor Marion Harris. Address, Fort Mill, S. C. 

Springs, Holmes Buck, business man; born at Bucks- 
ville, S. C., August 14, 1879; son of Albert Adams and 
Alice (Buck) Springs; attended Winyah High School, 
Georgetown, S. C., the Citadel, Spartanburg (S. C.) Busi- 
ness College ; organized the real estate and insurance firm 
of Springs & Siau, Inc., pres. and director Farmers and 
Merchants Bank, Georgetown, S. C., Serial Building & 
Loan Assn., vice pres. and director Palmetto Building & 
Loan Assn., sec. and director City Extension Realty Co., 
director Carolina Grocery Co., director of Waccamaw 
Transportation Co. ; served as secretary and treasurer of 
the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce eleven years and 
as president three years ; one time trustee of the Univer- 

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sity of S. C. ; identified with State and National military 
organizations continuously for twenty years, enlisting as 
a private and climbing to the rank of colonel ; commanded 
Second Infantry on Mexican border from August 14, 
1916, to June 15, 1917; from September 14, 1917, to April 
24, 1919, served as colonel of infantry assigned to staff 
duty as Commander of Trains, Acting Division Quarter- 
master and Acting G-l of the Thirtieth Division of the 
United States Army, holding all three of these staff posi- 
tions at one time during the preparation for the Battle of 
Bellicourt and Nauroy, France, September 29, 1918, when 
the Division broke through the Hindenburg line; instru- 
mental in organization of the "Old Hickory Association, 
Thirtieth Division, A. E. F.", at Le Mans, France, and 
was elected its first president at the reunion of the Di- 
vision at Greenville, S. C., September 29-30, 1919; mem- 
ber of Winyah Lodge No. 40, A. F. and A. M., Senior 
Warden of same for eleven years, Winyah Chapter No. 
45, R. A. M., treasurer of same for nine years, Winyah 
Council No. 24, R. and S. M. S. C., member Commandery 
No. 1, K. T., Omar Temple of the Mystic Shrine, Lodge 
No. 900, Elks, Country Club, Cotillion Club, Prince 
George's, Winyah, Church ; married Louise Wilson, Oaks, 
S. C., October 22, 1919. Home, Greenville, S .C. 

Springs, Leroy, manufacturer, banker; born at Fort 
Mill, York County, S. C., Nov. 12, 1861 ; son of A. Baxter 
and Julia Brandina (Baxter) Springs. Student Univ. 
of N. C., 1878-80. Began career as salesman for Springs 
and Burwell, wholesale grocers, Charlotte, N. C., 1880; 
founded Leroy Springs and Co., wholesale and retail mer- 
chandise, Lancaster, S. C., and was president of firm 16 
years; organized firm of Springs and Shannon (Camden, 
S. C., 1885, Kershaw (S. C.) Mercantile and Banking Co., 
1888, Springs Banking and Mercantile Co., (Heath 
Springs, S. C.) 1889, The Bank of Lancaster, 1889, Bank 
of Kershaw, 1904, Lancaster Cotton Mills, 1896, Eureka 
Cotton Mills, 1899, Kershaw Cotton Mills, 1913 ; reorgan- 
ized two mills at Fort Mill (S. C.) , 1904 ; now president of 
seven cotton mill companies; president Bank of Lancas- 
ter, Lancaster and Chester Railway Co., Lansford Water 
Power Co.; vice president Bank of Kershaw; director 
Catawba Fertilizer Co., National Loan and Exchange 
Bank (Columbia, S. C.), Liberty National Bank (Colum- 
bia, S. C.) First National Bank (Camden, S. C.), National 
Exchange Bank, Chester, S. C., Bank of Kershaw, Sav- 
ings Bank of Fort Mill, Southern Home Fire Insurance 
Co. (Charleston, S. C.), Prudential Fire Insurance Co. 

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(Greenville) ; trustee Mutual Life Insurance Co. of New 
York. Married Grace Allison, daughter of Samuel E. 
White, Fort Mill, S. C., Dec. 28, 1892. Married 2nd time, 
Lena, daughter of T. M. Jones, Pulaski, Tenn., Nov. 29, 
1914. Member Chamber of Commerce, U. S. A., Amer- 
ican Manufacturers' Assn., American Bankers' Assn., S. 
C. Bankers' Assn., New York and New Orleans cotton 
exchanges, Cotton Manufacturers' Assn. of S. C. Vice 
president Southern Manufacturers' Club, Charlotte, N. 
C. Colonel on staff of Gov. John P. Richardson, 1886-90 ; 
chairman Board of Trustees Lancaster graded school. 
Delegate Democratic convention, 1888, 1904, 1912. Pres- 
byterian. Address, Lancaster, S. C. 

Stabler, John Gates, lawyer; born in Orangeburg 
County, S. C., October 3, 1871 ; son of William D. and 
Johanne Zeigler Stabler; educated in rural schools and 
received A. B. at Wofford College in 1905 ; LL. B., Univ. 
of S. C., 1908; taught in Orangeburg County schools, 
Wofford Fitting School, and Carlisle Fitting School be- 
fore he obtained his law degree ; since 1908 has been prac- 
ticing law at St. Matthews, S. C.; attorney for three 
banking institutions, Calhoun County and Southern Cot- 
ton Oil Co.; elected State Senator from Calhoun County 
in 1920; member Calhoun County and State Democratic 
Executive Committees. Married Hallie Murray of St. 
Matthews, June 20, 1912. Address, St. Matthews, S. C. 

Stackhouse, Thomas Bascom, planter, manufacturer, 
banker; born at Dillon, S. C., November 23, 1857; son of 
T. F. and Mary A. (Bethea) Stackhouse; graduate of 
Wofford College with degree of A. B., 1880; member of 
Wofford Board of Trustees for a number of years, or- 
ganized Bank of Dillon, 1897, serving as its manager 
until 1903, resigning its presidency in 1915 ; helped to or- 
ganize Dillon Cotton Mills and was president of same 
until 1903; in 1903 organized American National Bank 
and Trust Co., Spartanburg, S. C., being its cashier and 
treasurer, elected vice president of the National Loan & 
Exchange Bank, Columbia, S. C., 1905, still holding this 
position; served as director of the Cowpens Mfg. Co., 
Hamer Cotton Mills; elected president and manager of 
the Standard Warehouse Co., 1908; married Elizabeth 
McColl Hamer, Dillon, S. C., 1885; member of Wofford 
College Alumni Assn., Kappa Alpha fraternity; Metho- 
dist Church. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Stackhouse, Wade, banker, physician; born October 
28, 1868, in Marion (now Dillon) County, S. C.; son of 

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H. M. and Martha (Stackhouse) Stackhouse; educated 
in public schools ; Peabody College, Nashville, Tenn. ; 
M. D., Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, Tenn., 1891. After 
graduating in medicine he immediately entered practice 
thereof and continued in the profession successfully for 
13 years ; in 1894 acquired small farm and with good man- 
agement and business ability is now holder of 2,700 acres ; 
gave up medical practice 1904 to become president of the 
Dillon Bank, in which capacity he is still serving. Mar- 
ried in 1892, Elizabeth Steed. Address, Dillon, S. C. 

Steedly, Benjamin Broadus, surgeon; born Barnwell 
County, S. C., Dec. 24, 1874; son of William Broadus and 
Georgetta (Garris) Steedly. Student Univ. of Ga., 1890- 
2; M. D., College of Physicians and Surgeons (Columbia 
Univ.), 1901; studied N. Y. Polytechnic, N. Y. Post-grad- 
uate Medical School, N. Y. Lying-in hospital, various Eu- 
ropean clinics. Practiced medicine at Gaffney, S. C., 
1902-08; house surgeon, Woman's Hospital, New York, 
1908-9; practiced Spartanburg, S. C., since 1909, spe- 
cializing in surgery ; president Steedly Hospital company, 
Spartanburg, S. C., and Chick Springs (S. C.) Sanita- 
rium. Married Florence Pittman, Thomasville, Ga., Sept. 
1, 1897. Fellow American College of Surgeons; member 
American, Southern, Tri-State, and S. C. Medical Assns. ; 
Spartan Medical Club; Chi Phi. Club; Rotary (presi- 
dent). Author of published monographs describing orig- 
inal methods in surgical operation. Address, Spartan- 
burg, S. C. 

Stephenson, Nathaniel Wright, College professor; 
born Cincinnati, Ohio, July 10, 1867; son of Reuben 
Henry and Louisa (Wright ) Stephenson. A. B., In- 
diana University, 1896 ; University of Cincinnati, 1888-9 ; 
Harvard Univ., 1889-91 ; assistant professor English 
State Univ. of Iowa, 1891-2; editorial writer and staff 
correspondent, Cincinnati Tribune, 1892-5; instructor 
English, Indiana Univ., 1895-7; literary editor Commer- 
cial Tribune, 1898-1900; professor history, College of 
Charleston, 1902 . Author : They That Took the Sword, 
1901 ; The Beautiful Mrs. Moulton, 1902 ; Eleanor Day- 
ton, 1903; An American History, 1913; The Spiritual 
Drama in Life of Thackery, 1913 ; Abraham Lincoln and 
the Union, 1918; The Day of the Confederacy, 1919. Mar- 
ried Mary Martha Mazyck, 1909. Address, Charleston, 
S. C. 

Stevens, John Thomas, business man ; born in Lan- 
caster County, S. C., December 1, 1869 ; son of James H. 

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W. and Anna (Cureton) Stevens; attended public schools 
in Lancaster for a short time; president of the Kershaw 
Mercantile & Banking Co., one of organizers and now 
president of the Bank of Kershaw; organizer and now 
president of the Kershaw Oil Mill Co., Lancaster Cotton 
Oil Co., Marion Cotton Oil Co., Catawba Fertilizer Co., 
Lancaster, S. C. ; Merchants' & Farmers' Bank, Bethune, 
S. C., Haile Gold Mining Corporation of Kershaw, S. C., 
vice president of the Lancaster and Chester Railroad, 
president of the Kershaw Telephone Co., president of 
the S. C. Cotton Seed Crushers Assn., 1913-14 ; Lancaster 
County Commissioner for past ten years; during World 
War a member of the State Council of Defense ; married 
Edna Sitgreaves, Laurens, S .C., June, 1913; member of 
Presbyterian Church. Home, Kershaw, S. C. 

Stevenson, Thomas Calvin, civil engineer; born in 
Chester County, S. C., September 3, 1873; son of Daniel 
R. and Nancy (Beaty) Stevenson; graduate of the Cita- 
del, 1894; president of the Charleston Engineering and 
Contracting Co.; married Nell Williams, Alabama, 1904; 
member of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, Ma- 
sons, Presbyterian Church. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Stevenson, William Francis, congressman; born 
Loray, N. C., Nov. 23, 1861 ; son of William Sydney and 
Elizabeth (McFarlan) Stevenson. A. B. Davidson (N. 
C.) College, 1885 ; read law under Gen. W. L. T. Prince 
and R. T. Caston, Cheraw, S. C.; admitted to bar, 1887; 
began practice at Chesterfield, S. C.; general counsel 
State Dispensary Commission, directing the litigation 
through U. S. Supreme Court in winding up the S. C. Dis- 
pensary. Member Chesterfield County Democratic Execu- 
tive Committee, 1888-1914, State Democratic Executive 
Committee, since 1901 ; mayor of Cheraw, S. C., 1895-6 ; 
member S. C. House of Representatives, 1896-1903 
(Speaker of House, 1902-3) and 1910-14; member 65th 
and 66th Congress, 1917-21, 5th District, S. C. Mar- 
ried Mary Elizabeth, daughter of W. L. T. Prince, of 
Cheraw, Nov. 13, 1888. Presbyterian. Home, Cheraw, 
S. C. 

Stitt, Edward Rhodes, physician; born at Charlotte, 
N. C., July 22, 1867; son of William Edward and Mary 
(Rhodes) Stitt; attended University of S. C., Philadel- 
phia College of Pharmacy, Medical Department of Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania; A. B., Ph. G., M. D., Sc. D., 
LL. D. degrees ; associate professor of Zoology, Univer- 
sity of Philippines, 1909-11; professor Tropical Medi- 

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cine, Georgetown University; professor Tropical Medi- 
cine, George Washington University; lecturer on Tropi- 
cal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Commanding 
Officer U. S. Naval Medical School, Surgeon General U. 
S. Navy; during World War Rear Admiral, Medical 
Corps, U. S. Navy, in charge of instruction examination 
of Medical officers, also advisor to the Surgeon General in 
laboratory questions; author of "Practical Bacteriology, 
Blood Work and Animal Parasitology, sixth edition, and 
Diagnostics and Treatment of Tropical Diseases, third 
edition ; married Emma W. Scott, Philadelphia, Penn., 
July 19, 1892 ; member of S. A. E., Army and Navy Club, 
Washington, D. C., Rittenhouse Club, Philadelphia, 
Penn., New York Yacht Club, New York city. Address, 
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D. C. 

Stoddard, James Alexander, educator; born near 
Owings, Laurens County, Oct. 12, 1876; son of Robert 
James and Deree (DuPre) Stoddard; educated in county 
schools; B. A., Univ. of S. C., 1902; after graduation 
taught in public schools of Liberty, Darlington and Heath 
Springs until appointment as assistant State Superinten- 
dent of Education, July 15, 1913; on July 15, 1918, be- 
came professor of secondary education, Univ. of S. C., 
and also State High School Inspector under State Depart- 
ment of Education ; resigned inspectorship in June, 1920, 
to devote full time to his work at the University. Mar- 
ried Effie Linda Toland of Woodruff, Jan. 5, 1905. Mem- 
ber of Masonic Order, W. 0. W., K. of P., Improved Order 
of Heptasophs. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Stoll, Philip Henry, congressman; born at Little 
Rock, S. C., November 5, 1874 ; son of Rev. James C. and 
Mary McCollough) Stoll ; educated in country schools and 
A. B., Wofford College, 1897 ; then while teaching school 
four years, studied law; admitted to the bar in 1901 and 
began general practice at Kingstree; elected solicitor of 
Third Judicial Circuit in 1908, in which capacity he 
served until 1917, when he resigned to enter the Army; 
commissioned a major, Sept. 5, 1917, in the Judge Advo- 
cate General's Department ; promoted to lieutenant-col- 
onel, October 10, 1918; discharged in Feb., 1919, upon 
demobilization of the Twelfth Division to which he had 
been transferred; was a member of the S. C. House of 
Representatives, 1904-1906; elected, in October, 1919, 
representative from the Sixth Congressional District, to 
fill a vacancy caused by the death of Congressman J. W. 
Ragsdale; re-elected in 1920; director of various business 
and civic enterprises in Kingstree. Member Masonic 

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order, K. of P., W. 0. W., Kappa Celpha fraternity. Mar- 
ried Mary Evelyn Cunningham, of Indiantown, Nov. 12, 
1907. Address, Kingstree, S. C. 

Stone, Theodore Croft, physician, surgeon; born at 
Greenville, S. C., in 1874; son of Eugene E. and Floride 
Lydia (Croft) Stone; attended Greenville Public Schools, 
Patrick's Military Academy, the Citadel, graduate of, 
1894 ; Medical College of S. C., graduate of, 1903, follow- 
ing which he had considerable hospital and post-gradu- 
ate experience, spending one year in the Roper Hospi- 
tal at Charleston, S. C., one year and a half in Kingston 
Avenue Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., in the Willard Parker 
Hospital of New York and the New York Lying-in Hos- 
pital ; actively engaged in general practice as a physician 
at Aiken, S. C., until the United States entered the World 
War; served with the American Expeditionary Forces 
during the World War as a captain in the Medical Corps 
of the Second Division, awarded the French Croix de 
Guerre for services at Mont Blanc, promoted to the rank 
of major and honorably discharged in February, 1919; 
married Mrs. Agnes Olwell Philbin, New York City. 
Home, Greenville, S. C. 

Stoney, Samuel Gaillard, planter, stock raiser; born 
at Charleston, S. C., 1853 ; son of Samuel D. and Harriet 
Porcher (Gaillard) Stoney; attended Professor Joseph T. 
Caldwell's school, Charleston, S. C., formerly a planter 
of rice on a large scale, and for many years was president 
of the West Point Rice Milling Co., Charleston, and has 
now established a Hereford stock farm; president of the 
Agricultural Society of S. C. ; served as vice chairman 
of the Charleston Orphan Home, president of the Board 
of trustees of the Charleston Museum, chairman of the 
Sanitary and Drainage Commission, vice president of the 
St. Cecilia and Huguenot Societies, chairman of the 
board of vestrymen of the old St. James's Parish Church, 
Goose Creek, vestryman in St. Michael's Church, Charles- 
ton; during the World War a member of the Charleston 
draft board; for several years captain of the Charleston 
Light Dragoons ; married Louisa Cheves Smythe, Charles- 
ton, S. C. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Stoney, Thomas Porcher, lawyer; born on Black 
River plantation, Berkeley County, S. C., December 16, 
1889; son of Samuel and Eliza (Croft) Porcher; attended 
country schools, Catawba Military Academy, graduate 
Porter Military Academy, 1907, two years University of 
South, Sewanee; graduate University of S. C., 1911, post- 
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graduate work in law at Columbia University; began 
practice of law in Charleston, S. C., in offices of J. P. K. 
Bryan, opened own office two years later, elected solicitor 
9th Circuit, August, 1916, re-elected, 1920; married 
Beverly DuBose, Columbia, S. C., October 7, 1915 ; mem- 
ber of A. T. 0., K. of P., 32nd Degree Mason, Supreme 
Dictator State of S. C., Loyal Order of Moose, 1919-20. 
Home, Columbia. 

Strauss, Isaac Calhoun, lawyer, business man; born 
at Florence, May 10, 1873 ; son of Alfred A. and Amelia 
(Wimberg ) Strauss; educated in public, pricate and high 
schools ;University of S. C. ; Eastman's Business College, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; began as office boy for the law firm 
of Lee & Moise at Sumter; studied law with them and 
was admitted to the bar in 1896 and became associated 
with his former preceptors and employers; referee in 
bankruptcy, 1898-1918; president Palmetto Insurance 
Co., Sumter Trust Co.; vice president of City National 
Bank ; director and general counsel for Sumter Telephone 
Co. ; director in the Harby Co., Interstate Clay Co., Bank 
of Hagpod and Bank of Pinewood ; president "Congrega- 
tion Sinai" at Sumter; married Hattie Ryttenberg in 
1900. Address, Sumter, S. C. 

Sullivan, George Cullen, lawyer; born at Anderson, 
S. C., February 9, 1878 ; son of James Mattison and Mary 
Alice (Wannamaker) Sullivan; attended Anderson pub- 
lic schools, Patrick Millitary Academy, Wofford College, 
law department of University of Michigan, Indianapolis 
(Ind.) University College of Law, graduate of, 1904, ad- 
mitted to the S. C. bar, 1905 ; established Anderson Daily 
Mail with G. P. Brown before taking up the study of 
law; was president of the South Carolina Building and 
Loan Assns., having been called upon to make several 
addresses before the U. S. League of Building and Loan 
Assns., and the State League of Massachusetts; served 
as captain and quartermaster of the Second S. C. Regi- 
ment of Infantry in Spanish-American War, during World 
War chairman of Anderson County Council of Defense, 
served as government appeal agent, active in all money 
drives in the State ; married Sarah Lanius, York, Pa. ; 
member of K. of P., Anderson Rotary Club, Episcopal 
Church. Home, Anderson, S. C. 

Sullivan, George Washington, business man ; born in 
Laurens District, S. C., March 25, 1848; son of George 
Washington and Jane W. (Brooks) Sullivan; attended the 
Arsenal Academy (two months), Wofford College, grad- 

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uate of, with degree of B. S., 1870 ; treasurer of the Sul- 
livan Mfg. Co., 1870-1880, since 1885 a general merchant 
at Williamston, S. C. ; a member of the State Senate for 
two terms, 1906-1914, during which time he was active 
in securing the abolition of the dispensary system of the 
State; enlisted in the South Carolina Militia at the age 
of sixteen, 1864, later entered the Arsenal Academy and, 
upon the approach of Sherman's army in 1865, entered 
active service with the battalion of cadets thereof and 
served until the close of the war; married M. Lizzie 
Chiles, Abbeville County, S. C., 1877; member of board 
of trustees of Lander College, past master of his lodge of 
the Masons, member of the Methodist Church. Home, 
Williamston, S. C. 

Sullivan, Richard Hughes, meteorologist; born at 
Madison, Indiana, Dec. 11, 1863 ; son of W. B. and Mary 
Esther (Hughes) Sullivan; educated public and private 
schools; in leaving school, became a clerk; soon after- 
wards went to work learning the printer's trade with the 
Madison Courier; later left the Courier to become fore- 
man of the Reveille at Vevay, Indiana ; removed to Louis- 
ville, Ky., in 1885, and became in turn an employee of 
a book printing firm, compositor and reporter; subse- 
quently had experience with New Orleans Picayune, Cin- 
cinnati Times-Star, Pittsburg Post and others; while in 
Louisiana turned his attention to the meteorological ser- 
vice of the U. S. ; after passing examination was detailed 
as observer at Indianapolis, Ind., and subsequently at 
Kansas City, Mo. ; Denver, Col. ; Nashville, Tenn. ; Grand 
Junction, Col.; Witchita, Kansas, and since 1913, Colum- 
bia, S. C. ; besides a meteorologist, is also an orthnologist 
and lecturer. Mason, W. O. W. Member Audubon So- 
ciety of Kansas. Episcopalian. Married Clara Alda Am- 
berg of Indianapolis, Ind,. June 10, 1890. Address, Co- 
lumbia, S. C. 

Summer, George Walter, merchant; born at Lexing- 
ton, S. C., July 15, 1861 ; son of George W. and Martha 
D. Summer; attended country schools; served as presi- 
dent of Mollohon Mfg. Co. ,Newberry Warehouse Co., 
the Commercial Bank, Newberry, Security Loan & In- 
vestment Co., Newberry, serving the last three as a di- 
rector, organizer of the Summer Brothers at Newberry; 
for five years a trustee of the Newberry graded schools, 
at present a trustee of Newberry College ; married Polly 
S. Long, October 13, 1881 ; member of Shriners, Masons, 
K. of P., Lutheran Church. Home, Newberry, S. C. 

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Summer, Asbury Coke, chemist; born at Springfield, 
S. C., Feb. 21, 1885 ; son of John A. and Florence E. Sum- 
mer; educated in graded schools; B. S., Clemson College; 
special work Univ. of S. C.; Purdue Univ. (Indiana); 
assistant State chemist for Indiana, 1908-1910; State 
chemist of S. C., since 1910 ; professor of chemistry Univ. 
of S. C., 1917; in 1917-1918 was Commissioner of Agri- 
culture, Commerce and Industries of S. C.; director Lib- 
erty National Bank of Columbia; member American 
Chemical Society, Cotton States Advisory Marketing 
Board, National Drainage Congress; vice president 
Southern Commercial Congress ; member Masonic Order, 
Rotary Club (Columbia), Methodist Church; married 
Zella Scarborough, June 26, 1912. Address, Columbia, 
S. C. 

Summer, Charles Edward, business man, commis- 
sioner of public works; born Lexington District (now 
County), Nov. 18, 1858; son of George W. and Martha 
D. Summer; educated at home; began farming for him- 
self, 1877, in Lexington County; transferred field of op- 
eration to Newberry, 1888, and began merchandising on 
small scale; since then has been identified with Summer 
Brothers, Incorporated, Newberry; Mollohon Manufac- 
turing Co., the Newberry Warehouse Co., the Standard 
Warehouse Co., the Newberry Land and Security Co., 
serving as executive officer of these enterprises ; married 
Leonora Sease, January 1, 1877 (died 1884) ; married, 
second time, Mary Jane Sease, January 2, 1886. Served 
two terms as alderman at Newberry and since 1901 has 
been commissioner of public works; a member of the 
Lutheran church. Address, Newberry, S. C. 

Swearingen, John Eldred, State Superintendent of 
Education of S. C. ; born Trenton, S. C., Jan. 9, 1879 ; son 
of John C. and Anna (Tillman) Swearingen; educated 
in district school; Trenton High School; Georgia Acad- 
emy for the Blind ; S. C. School for the Deaf and Blind ; 
A. B., S. C. College (now Univ. of S. C.), 1899. Made 
totally blind by accidental discharge of shotgun while out 
hunting, Jan. 13, 1888 ; farmer since 1893 ; taught school, 
1899-08 ; State Superintendent of education of S. C. since 
January, 1909. Married. Trustee ex-officio of several 
institutions. Member K. P. Presbyterian. Address, 
Columbia, S. C. 

Taber, Stephen, geologist; born Victory, Cuyaga Co., 
N. Y., April 24, 1882 ; son of George Albert and Caroline 
Lake (Crowell) Taber; A. B., Leland Stanford, Jr., Uni- 

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versity, 1906; Ph. D., Univ. of Virginia, 1912; field as- 
sistant to California Earthquake Commission, 1906; as- 
sayer and chemist, Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Manillas, 
Zac., Mexico, 1906-7; private work in Virginia, 1908-9; 
assistant geologist, Virginia Geological survey, 1909-12; 
instructor economic geology, Univ. of Virginia, 1902-12; 
professor geology and mineralogy, Univ. of S. C., Sept., 
1912 . State geologist, 1914. Fellow Geological So- 
ciety of America; member Societe Geolgique de France; 
American Institute Mining Engineers ; Seismological So- 
ciety of America ; Geological Society of London ; member 
Phi Beta Kappa, sigma Xi, etc. Married Bessie Ray, 
June, 1914. Author: Geology of the Gold Belt in James 
River Basin, Virginia, 1913 ; Report on the Titanium and 
Apatite Deposits of Virginia (with L. T. Watson), 1913; 
also various bulletins and articles pertaining to earth- 
quakes, etc. Member Porto Rico Earthquake Commis- 
sion, 1918-19. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Talbert, W. Jasper, ex-congressman; born Edgefield 
County, S. C., 1846. Educated Due West Academy, Ab- 
beville, S. C. ; served in Confederate army throughout 
War of Secession; engaged in farming. Elected to S. C. 
House of Representatives, 1880 ; Senate, 1884 ; was pres- 
ident Democratic State convention that nominated Till- 
man for Governor; superintendent State Penitentiary, 
1891-3 ; member 53rd to 57th Congress (1893-1903), 2nd 
S. C. District. Has held various positions in Farmers' 
Alliance; helped formulate the "Ocala demands." Ad- 
dress, Parksville, S. C. 

Talbird, Thomas, lawyer; born at Beaufort, S. C., 
July 3, 1855; son of Franklin and Johana M. (O'Grady) 
Talbird ; attended public schools, Manhattan College, New 
York city, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, 
Va., graduate of in law, 1878, admitted to the bar in 1878 ; 
attorney for the city and county of Beaufort; judge of 
the probate court of Beaufort County; a member of the 
State Democratic Executive Committee, delegate to the 
National Democratic Convention, 1900; for eight years 
(1896-1904) a member of the S. C. State Senate; at one 
time captain of the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery; mar- 
ried Jeanne Canter, Beaufort, S. C. ,1888. Home, Beau- 
fort, S. C. 

Tatum, Thomas Hubert, lawyer; born in Orange- 
burg County, S. C., August 1, 1878; son of John Samuel 
Capers and Martha Washington (Smith) Tatum; at- 
tended local schools, Clemson College, Georgetown Uni- 

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versity, Washington, D. C., graduate of with degree of 
L.L. B., 1902; began general practice the following year 
at Bishopville, S. C. ; has been county attorney for the 
People's Bank of Bishopville, the Bank of Bethune, local 
counsel for the Atlantic Coast Line R. R. ; former trustee 
of the Bishopville schools; at present director of the 
Home Building & Loan Assn., Bishopville, S. C. ; member 
of S. C. House of Representatives, 1906-08 ; married Bes- 
sie McClair Mann, November 22, 1905 ; member of Meth- 
odist Church, being a steward ; for four years a lay leader 
for the S. C. Conference, and is a member of the executive 
committee of the Laymen's Movement of the Methodist 
Church. Home, Bishopville, S. C. 

Tennent, Edward S., cotton mill supplies; born at 
Marion, S. C., in 1862; son of Dr. Edward S. and Har- 
riette (Taylor) Tennent; spent youth in Wilmington, N. 
C., and moved to Spartanburg, S. C. in 1898 as a repre- 
sentative of a cotton mill supply house. He later became 
purchasing agent for a number of mills in North and 
South Carolina and now represents over 75 mills in the 
east as purchasing agent ; was at one time secretary and 
treasurer of the Cotton Manufacturers Association of 
South Carolina; now trustee of the city schools of Spar- 
tanburg; elder in the First Presbyterian Church. Mar- 
ried Ann Geddings Hardy of Asheville, N. C. Home, 
Spartanburg, S. C. 

Thackston, William J., real estate broker, business 
man; born at Batesville, Greenville District (now 
County), in 1866; educated at Furman Univ.; taught 
school five years; became junior partner of his father in 
jewelry business under firm name of W. F. Thackston 
& Son (being now sole owner) ; since 1886 has been dealer 
in real estate ; interested in several movements for moral 
and material growth of Greenville. Married Rebecca 
Snyder, Grenada, Miss. Address, Greenville, S. C. 

Thomas, John Peyre, Jr., lawyer; born Columbia, 
S. C., Dec. 9, 1857 ; son of John Peyre and Mary Caroline 
(Gibbes) Thomas. Matriculated at Univ. of S. C. at age 
of 15; B. S. Carolina Military Institute, Charlotte, N. C., 
1876 ; admitted to bar, 1879 ; practiced in Columbia, 1880- 
; professor of law, Univ. of S. C., 1906-20; dean law 
school Univ. of S. C., 1910-20. Law School Commission, 
Columbia, 1883-93 ; member Legislature of S. C., 1892-8 ; 
1901-04; now chairman Board of Education, Richland 
County. Trustee Porter Military Academy, Charleston, 
S. C. President Richland County Anti-Tuberculosis 

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Assn. Member Chi Psi. Colonel staff Governor Ellerbe, 
1898-1900. Member General Convention P. E. Church 
since 1901 ; secretary and treasurer board trustees P. E. 
Church in S. C. Married Mary Sumter Waties, Colum- 
bia, S. C., Jan. 29, 1879. Author: Digest of Reports of 
Supreme Court of S. C., 1887 ; History of Formation of 
Political Subdivisions of S. C. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Thomas, John Pulaski, business man ; born at Santuc, 
Union County, S. C., in 1873; son of J. P. and Susan 
(Rivers) Thomas; attended the Citadel, graduate/ of, 
1893 ; a member of the Board of Visitors of the Citadel, 
at present chairman of the Building Committee in charge 
of the building of the Greater Citadel; treasurer of the 
General Asbestos Rubber Co. ; secretary and treasurer of 
the Cameron and Barkley Co., both located in Charleston, 
S. C. ; served as captain of the Carolina Rifles for sev- 
eral years, during World War a member of the first War 
Board at Charleston; married Lottie Reeves, Charleston, 
S. C.; member of Masons, the Citadel Square Baptist 
Church; vice president of the Charleston Y. M. C. A. 
Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Thomas, William Joseph, lawyer; born at Crocket- 
ville, S. C., February 23, 1871 ; son of Redding and Har- 
riet (Gooding) Thomas; attended country schools, Hamp- 
ton graded school, S. C. College (now Univ. of S. C.) ; 
LL. B. degree ; member of House of Representatives from 
Hampton County, 1898-1902; County Board of Educa- 
tion, Hampton County, Board of Public Works, City of 
Beaufort; member of Agricultural and Preparedness 
Committee, chairman Beaufort County Selective Service 
Board, Chairman County Exemption Board, during 
World War; married Tennessee Clifton Calhoun, Clio, S. 
C., May 4, 1902; member of Masons, Shriner, K. of P., 
D. 0. K. K. Home, Beaufort, S. C. 

Thompson, Albin Clifford, editor; born at Charles- 
ton, S. C., October 4, 1879; son of George J. and Sarah 
(Chapman) Thompson; attended Charleston public 
schools ; newspaper work for twenty years from printer's 
devil to editor and business manager ; ex-president S. C. 
Federation of Labor, member of S. C. House of Repre- 
sentatives, 1912-14; elected an alderman of Charleston 
in 1919 for a term of four years ; during World War mem- 
ber of State Council of Defense, State Advisory Board, 
U. S. Employment Service ; married Lillian Frances Har- 
ley, Orangeburg County, S. C., November 30, 1919 ; 32nd 
degree Mason (Charleston bodies), Past Master, Wash- 

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ington Lodge No. 5, A. F. M., Past High Priest, Carolina 
Chapter No. 1. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Thompson, Oliver G., farmer, county officer; born 
Laurens County, Nov. 23, 1843 ; son of Ellis and Frances 
(Garrett) Thompson. Entered Confederate Army at 
age of 17; after war has been engaged in agricultural 
pursuits ; actively engaged as farmer until 1889 ; county 
auditor, Laurens County, 1889-95; elected probate judge, 
1895. His public career covers period of 40 years. Mar- 
ried Harriet Howard of Greenville County, S. C., in 1864. 
Baptist. Address, Laurens, S. C. 

Thompson, Waddy, author, historian, journalist; 
born in Columbia, S. C., August 13, 1867; son of Hugh 
Smith and Elizabeth Anderson (Clarkson) Thompson; 
graduate of the University of S. C., 1887 ; following his 
graduation engaged in newspaper work for eight years, 
since then has been in the life insurance and publishing 
business; author of "A History of the United States," 
"A Primary History of the United States," "History of 
the People of the United States," "History of the United 
States for Beginners;" married Pauline Spain, Darling- 
ton, S. C., October 30, 1895 ; member of Columbia Club, 
Round Table Club of New Orleans, Phi Beta Kappa, 
Alpha Tau Omega, Louisiana Historical Society, United 
Sons of Confederate Veterans. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Thurmond, John William, lawyer; born Morgana, 
Edgefield County, S. C., May 1, 1862; son of George 
Washington and Mary Jane (Felter) Thurmond. Stu- 
dent Univ. of S. C. Admitted to S. C. bar, 1888, began 
practice at Edgefield ; member S. C. House of Representa- 
tives, 1894; Solicitor 5th Judicial Circuit, S. C., 2 terms, 
18961904; served as county attorney, Edgefield County; 
U. S. Attorney Western District of S. C., by appoint- 
ment of President Wilson, since April 2, 1915. Married 
Eleanor Gertrude Strom, Edgefield, S. C., Dec., 1898. 
Director Farmers' Bank, Edgefield, S. C. Member K. of 
P., W. O. W. Baptist. Home, Edgefield, S. C. 

Tillman, Henry Gumming, lawyer; born in Edge- 
field County, S. C., August 14, 1884; son of B. R. and 
S. S. Tillman ; attended common schools, graduated Clem- 
son College, S. C., with degree of B. S., 1903 ; graduated 
Washington and Lee University with degree of LL. B., 
1905; served as a member of Board of Pardons, Grand 
Vice Chancellor K. of P., Lieutenant Colonel Governor 
Cooper's staff; captain National Guard, major in Amer- 
ican Expeditionary Forces; married Mary Fox, Bates- 

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burg, S. C., October 4, 1906 ; member of K. of P., Masons, 
Shriners, Elks, Junior Order, W. .W., Rotary Club. 
Home, Greenwood, S. C. 

Todd, Albert Creswell, lawyer; born at Laurens, 
S. C., August 20, 1880; son of John Wells and Harriet 
(Garlington) Todd; attended Laurens public schools, 
University of S. C., graduate of with degrees of A. B. 
and LL. B., 1901 ; for several years member of the firm 
of Dial & Todd; city attorney of Laurens four years, 
member of State Board of Law Examiners for five years ; 
during World War chairman of the war examining board, 
chairman of the Red Cross organization, active worker 
in Liberty Loan campaigns; married Eva Brownlee, Al- 
bany, Ga., 1908; member of Masons, Shriners. Home, 
Laurens, S. C. 

Tompkins, Frank Gary, lawyer; born in Edgefield 
County, S. C., December 11, 1874; son of Daniel Holland 
and Louise (Rook) Tompkins; attended Clemson Col- 
lege, University of S. C.; B. S. and LL. B. degrees; mem- 
ber law firm of Tompkins, Barnett & McDonald; mem- 
ber of S. C. House of Representatives, 1906-08; served 
in Spanish- American war as 1st Lieutenant and Battalion 
Adjutant, 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, from 
May, 1898, to November, 1898; married Martha Ayer 
Aldrich, Barnwell, S. C., December 11, 1906 ; member of 
Chi Phi fraternity ; Masons, K. of P., Sons of Confederate 
Veterans, Spanish War Veterans. Address, 802 Palmetto 
Bldg., Columbia, S. C. 

Topic, Gasper Loren, lawyer, planter ; born at Mont- 
morenci, S. C., April 13, 1867 ; son of Gasper and Susan 
(Hardin) Toole; attended public schools, University of 
S. C. ; president of the Aiken County branch of the Amer- 
ican Cotton Assn., a delegate to the World's Cotton Con- 
ference, New Orleans, 1919, superintendent of education 
for Aiken County, 1892-94 ; a member of the S. C. Legis- 
lature, 1896-98, again 1902-1904, then chosen a member 
of the State Senate, serving two years, 1906-1908, again 
in 1914 chosen for the lower house; during World War 
active in Red Cross and Liberty loan campaigns, for four 
months a "Y" worker at Camp Jackson, S. C. ; married 
May Eunice Perrin, Abbeville ^County, S. C. Home, 
Aiken, S. C. 

Towles, F. W., farmer, merchant; born February 29, 
1848; son of D. F. and Annie Towles; attended country 
schools; a pioneer of truck business in S. C., treasurer 
of Agricultural Society; served on agricultural com- 

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mittees, chamber of commerce, Charleston, S. C., for 
many years; served six months in Confederate War; 
married Annie Allsbrook, Sumter, S. C., 1869; member 
of K. of P., Hibernian Society. Home, Martins Point, 
S. C. 

Townsend, Charles Pinckney, lawyer, judge ; born 
July 1, 1835, at Bennettsville, Marlborough District 
(now Marlboro County) ; son of Mekin and Rachel I. 
(Pearson) Townsend; graduated from South Carolina 
College, Dec., 1854 (oldest living alumnus) ; admitted 
to the bar in 1857; member of S. C. House of Repre- 
sentatives 1858-60; captain Co; G, 8th Regiment S. C. 
Volunteers, for a short time during the War Between 
the States; again elected to Legislature 1862 and in 
all has served more than thirty years as a member of 
the General Assembly of S. C.; elected commissioner 
in equity in 1866; chosen circuit judge in 1871; served 
four years as assistant attorney general of S. C., and 
three years as assistant U. S. district attorney; private 
secretary to Senator J. L. McLaurin for several years; 
member Masonic Order; Methodist; married Amanda 
McConnell of Columbia in 1859. Address, Bennetts- 
ville, S. C. 

Townsend, William Hay, judge; born at Barnwell, 
January 9, 1868; son iof William Hutson and Harriet 
Ford (Hay) Townsend; educated public schools and 
under private tutors; studied law under James Aldrich, 
admitted to the bar in 1889 ; became partner of Col. 
Willaim Elliott, of Beaufort, and remained in practice 
there until 1894, when he removed to Barnwell; was 
solicitor second Judicial Circuit, 1898-1900; was Code 
Commissioner of S. C., 1900-1903; compiled and edited 
Code published in 1902 ; was assistant attorney general 
of S. C. for a number of years, beginning 1903 ; is now 
Circuit Court judge of the Fifth Circuit; Presbyterian. 
Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Utsey, Walker S., attorney, banker ; born at George's 
Station (now (St. George), S. C., October 2, 1878; son 
of Isaac Simmons and Mary Elizabeth Utsey; attended 
St. George's graded schools; actively engaged in organ- 
ization of American Cotton Assn., member S. C. Bar 
Assn., Secretary-Treasurer Dorchester County Bar 
Assn., member General Assembly, 1906-08, member 
Board of Trustees, S. C. Industrial School, 1911-14, 
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annexation to Orangeburg County, member Judiciary 
Committee in Legislature; author of articles to news- 
papers; during World War, member Legal Advisory 
Board, chairman Speakers Bureau, chairman Minute 
Men, Assistant Food Administrator, overseas Y. M. C. 
A. Secretary, chairman Near East Relief; married Mary 
Cecelia McKenna, New Canton, Va., July 26, 1906; 
member of Masons, K. of P., W. O. W. Home, St. 
George, S. C. 

Valk, Charles R., business man; born in Compo, 
Conn., October 6, 1848; son of Charles P. L. Valk; at- 
tended the Octavius Porcher School, Abbeville, S. C.; 
chairman of the Hampton Park (Charleston, S. C.) 
Assn., vice president of the William Austin Home, 
Charleston, S. C., vice president and treasurer of the 
Charleston Dry Dock and Machine Co. ; served in Con- 
federate Army in the Third S. C. State Troops ; married 
Elizabeth F. Weyman, New York City, 1889. Home, 
Charleston, S. C. 

Voigt, Andrew George, clergyman; born Philadel- 
phia January 22, 1859 ; son of Andrew G. and Anna C. 
(Dehuhart) Voigt; A. B., Univ. of Pa., 1880; student 
Lutheran Theological Seminary, Miount Airy, Pa., 
1880-2, Univ of Erlangen, Germary, 1882-3; D .D.; 
Roanoke College (Va.) 1895; ordained Lutheran min- 
istry, 1883 ; pastor Mount Holly, N. J., 1883-5, Wilming- 
ton, N. C., 1898-1903; professor theology, 1885-9 and 
1891-8, Newberry (S. C.) College; professor Thiel Col- 
lege, Greenville, Pa., 1889-91; professor theology and 
dean Lutheran Theol. Seminary, Columbia, S. C., 
1903 ; president United Synod Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, South, 1906-10; married Clara M. Eisenhardt, 
Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1884. Author: Why Are We 
Lutherans, 1896; Biblical Dogniatics, 1917. Contribu- 
tor to Lutheran Commentary N. T., Lutheran Cyclo- 
pedia and Lutheran Periodicals. Address, Columbia, 
S. C. 

Walker, C. Irvine, merchant; born Charleston, S. C., 
February 14, 1842, son of Joseph and Cornelia M. 
Walker. Graduate of S. C. Military Academy, (April, 
1861), Charleston, S. C. Entered C. S. A. April, 1861, 
and rose to rank of Lt. Colonel 10th S. C. Regiment; 
entered business >of Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Char- 
leston, S. C., December, 1868, and continued at its head 
until 1900; Lt. General commanding Army of Northern 

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Virginia, Dept. U. C. V., since 1902, and succeeded 
General George W. Gordon as commander U. C. V. on 
latter's death, Aug., 1911; now honorary commander- 
in-chief U. C. V.; member S. C. Chickamauga Monu- 
ment Commission ; prominent in movement for monu- 
ments to Women of the Confederacy; chairman S. C. 
Woman's Monument Commission. Author: Sketch of 
Tenth S. C. Regiment, Confederate Army, 1881 ; 
Romance of Lower Carolina; Life >of Lt. Gen. Richard 
H. Anderson, of the Confederate Army; History of 
Agricultural Society of S. C., and numerous articles for 
the press; married Orie St. Glair, Georgetown, S. C., 
June 20, 1866. Address, Charleston, S. C. 

Walker, Legare, attorney; born at Charleston, S. C., 
August 4, 1875; son of Legare J. and Emma Josephine 
(Trenholm) Walker; attended Charleston High School, 
Charleston, S. C., College of Charleston, University of 
Virginia (summer course in law), admitted to bar May 
6, 1898; B. A. degree from College of Charleston; 
president Dorchester County Bar Assn., chairman Sum- 
merville Chapter Red Cross (jurisdiction of Dorchester 
County) from organization; Executive Committeeman 
Democratic party three terms, president Summerville 
Municipal Democratic Primary Club; chairman Local 
Board, Dorchester County, during World War ; married 
Ellen W. Axson, Savannah, Ga., April 8, 1903. Home, 
Summerville, S. C. 

Walker, Newton Farmer, teacher; born in Spartan- 
burg District (now County), S. C., January 12, 1845; 
son of Newton Pinckney and Martha Louise (Hough- 
ston) Walker; honoraray degree of Doctor of Philan- 
thropy and Charity conferred upon him by the State 
Legislature ; LL. D. degree conferred upon him by the 
University of S. C. ;member of the State Board of Pen- 
sion Commissioners, life trustee of Converse College, 
superintendent of the S. C. School for the Deaf and the 
Blind, Cedar Spring, S. C. ; formerly chairman of the 
Democratic committee of Spartanburg County; served 
in Confederate Army, enlisting in August, 1861, in Co. 
K, Spartan Rifles, Fifth Regiment of S. C. Volunteers; 
married Virginia E. Eppes, Laurens, S. C., January 22, 
1867 ; member of Scottish Rite, Knights Templar and 
York Rite Masons, past grand commander of Knights 
Templar of S. C., member of the Presbyterian Churc'h. 
Home, Spartanburg, S. C. 

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Wallace, David Duncan, college professor; born 
Columbia, S. C., May 23, 1874; son of William Henry 
and Alice A. (Lomax) Wallace. A. B. WofEord Col- 
lege, 1894, A. M., 1895; Ph .D., Vanderbilt Univ., 1899. 
Tanght in Carlisle Fitting School of Woffiord College, 
1896-98; professor of history and economics, Wofford 
College, 1899; was acting professor American History 
Univ. of Michigan half year; has made special study iof 
manuscript records of S. C. History; married Sophie W. 
Adam, of Spartanburg, S. C., January 10, 1900; mem- 
ber American Historical Assn. Author: Constitutional 
History of S. C., 1725-1775, 1899; Civil Government of 
S. C. and the U. S., 1906 ; Life of Henry Laurens, 1915 ; 
Government of England, Central, Local and Imperial; 
monographs and review articles on S. C. history and 
industrial conditions in the South. Chairman S. C. 
State Board of Charities and Corrections. Address, 
Spartanburg, S. C. 

Wallace, William Henry, teacher, editor; born in 
Newberry District (now County), S. C., November 4, 
1848; son of John and Martha (Adams) Wallace, 
attended private schools, graduate of Wofford College 
with degree of A. B., 1871, with degree of A. M., 
1873 ; taught in Columbia College for Women, Colum- 
bia, S. C., 1873-76, 1893-95, for five years superinten- 
dent of the Newberry city schools, for a few months 
editor of the Greenville News, from 1883 to 1901, con- 
ducted the Newberry Observer as a weekly newspaper, 
since 1901, as a semi-weekly; married Alice Lomax, 
Abbeville, S. C., December 26, 1872, (died September 
25, 1920) ; member of Kappa Alpha Society, Thirty- 
ninth Club, Greenville, S. C. ; Methodist Church. Home, 
Newberry, S. C. 

Wannamaker, John Edward, planter; born in that 
part of Orangeburg District (now Calhoun County), 
September 12, 1857; educated at home, in country 
schools, under private tutors, and A. B., Wofford Col- 
lege, 1872; began career as planter in 1873, organiz- 
ing Aeolian Hill Farm, a seed farm ; president Farmers 
Assn. of Orangeburg county; life trustee of Clemson 
College; member Agricultural Committee and Fertili- 
zer Board of Control; during World War was county 
chairman, State Council of Defense and successfully 
aided and guided the Liberty Loan and other similar 
campaigns in his county; Methodist; married Martha 

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Nelson Duncan, Spartanburg, S. C., January 31, 1878. 
Address, St. Matthews, S. C. 

Wannamaker, John Skottcrwe, planter, banker; born 
near St. Matthews (then Lewisville), S. C., September 
25, 1869; son of Francis Marion and Margaret (Bellin- 
ger) Wannamaker; attended school a few years, drop- 
ping out on account of the condition of the times; head 
of the firm of Banks & Wimberly, one of the greatest 
distributors of fertilizer in the South, past president of 
the South Carolina State Bankers' Association, now 
president of the American Cotton Assn.; formerly 
mayor of St. Matthews ; untiring worker during World 
War; married Lillian Bruce Salley. Home, St. Mat- 
thews, S. C. 

Wannamaker, William Whetstone, lawyer; born at 
Allendale, S. C., August 17, 1872; son of Thomas El- 
liott and Sarah Ann (Boyd) Wannamaker; attended 
public and private schools, University of S. C., graduate 
of academic department, 1893, in law department 
1894; in active practice at Orangeburg until 1905; 
owner of the Orange Cotton Mills; a director of the 
Peoples Bank, Orangeburg, S. C., a trustee of the 
Orangeburg city schools; served as an alderman of 
Orangeburg two years; served in Spanish-American 
War as captain of Co. E, Second S. C. Infantry; mar- 
ried Harriet Lyall Matheson, Bennettsville, S. C., June 
1, 1899 ; grand master of the Masons in South Carolina, 
1918-19, member of the Methodist Church. Home, 
Orangeburg, S. C. 

Wardlaw, Patterson, college professor; born 
Liberty Hill, S. C., Nov. 29, 1859 ; son of Andrew Bowie 
and Sarah Elizabeth (Thompson) Wardlaw. A. B., Er- 
skine College, Due West, S. C., 1880; LL. D., 1906; stu- 
dent Univ. of Va., 1881-2, Princeton Theol. Seminary, 
1885-6, Clark University and Univ. of Pa., summers. 
Supt. public schools, Darlington, S. C., 1889-94 ; prof, edu- 
cation, Univ. of S. C., since 1894 ; chairman Board of Edu- 
cation, Richland County, 1915-16. Member National Ed- 
ucational Assn., Southern Educational Assn., State 
Teachers' Assn. (S. C.) ; member Advisory Council of 
Simplified Spelling Board, Southern Society for Philos- 
ophy and Psychology, Society College Teachers of Edu- 
cation, chairman of Illiteracy Commission of S. C., 1917. 
Married Claudia M. Edwards, Darlington, S. C., June 21, 
1893 (died 1894), married Mattie B. Lide, Darlington, 

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S. C., July 2, 1897. Club: Kosmos (Columbia). Con- 
tributor on educational topics. Presbyterian. Borne, 
1214 College St., Columbia, S. C. 

Waring, J. Waties, lawyer; born at Charleston, S. C., 
July 27, 1880; son of Edward P. and Anna (Waties) 
Waring; graduate of the College of Charleston, 1900, 
studied law in the offices of Bryan & Bryan, Charleston, 
S. C. ; admitted to the bar in 1901 ; at present a member 
of the law firm of Waring & Brockington ; at present As- 
sistant United States district attorney for S. C., being 
appointed to that office in 1914 ; for several years a mem- 
ber and captain of the Charleston Light Dragoons ; mar- 
ried Anne S. Gammell, Charleston, S. C., October 30, 
1913 ; a member of the Carolina Yacht Club, Alpha Tau 
Omega fraternity, is a past master of the Masonic Lodge, 
a member of the K. of P. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Waring, Thomas Richard, editor; born at Charles- 
ton, S. C., December 7, 1871 ; son of Edward P. and Anna 
T. Waring; attended Porter Military Academy, Charles- 
ton, S. C., Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y. ; Litt. B. degree; 
editor of The Evening Post, Charleston, S. C., delegate 
National Democratic Convention, 1908, Commissioner 
Jamestown Exposition, 1907; married Laura C. Witte, 
Charleston, S. C., November 23, 1898; member of Caro- 
lina Lodge, K. of P., Charleston Rotary Club, South Caro- 
lina Society, Past Master Landmark Lodge, No. 76, A. F. 
M., Charleston, S. C. Home, 25 Lamboll Street, Charles- 
ton, S. C. 

Warren, George, lawyer; born at Brunson, S. C., 
November 25, 1887; son of Jeff and Clare E. (Riley) 
Warren; attended Morrison Preparatory School, Clem- 
son College, B. S. degree from Clemson College; solicitor 
fourteenth Circuit, 1916-1920; member S. C. House of 
Representatives, 1912-1916; married Rita Louise Light- 
sey, Brunson, S. C., March 29, 1911; member of Shriners, 
K. of P., Junior Order United American Mechanics., 
32nd degree Mason. Home, Hampton, S. C. 

Watkins, Henry Hitt, lawyer, judge; born in Water- 
loo Township, Laurens District (now County), S. C., 
June 24, 1866; son of Henry H. and Hannah Elizabeth 
(Culbertson) Watkins; entered Furman University at 
the age of thirteen, receiving the degree of M. A. from 
that university a few days before his seventeenth birth- 
day ; taught school four years in public schools, four years 
in Furman University, where he served as principal of 
the Preparatory School and as secretary of the faculty; 

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read law under Wells & Orr, Greenville; took summer 
law course at the University of Va., admitted to the bar 
in May, 1892 ; member of the law firm of Bonham, Wat- 
kins & Allen, director of the Savannah River Power Co., 
served as director and vice president of the Anderson 
Water, Light & Power Co., until they became consoli- 
dated with larger electric power companies, now director 
in the Belton Savings & Trust Co. at Belton, the Brogon 
Mills at Anderson, vice president and director of the Peo- 
ple's Bank, Anderson ; served on first Board of Trustees 
of the Anderson Graded School, for several years trustee 
of Furman University, the Greenville Woman's College, 
the Connie Maxwell Orphanage, president of the Board 
of Trustees of Anderson College for Women, trustee of 
the Anderson County Hospital Assn., Anderson Library 
Assn., member of the Board of Education of the State 
Baptist Convention of S. C., chairman of the Anderson 
County Democratic Party, 1902-06, State executive com- 
mitteeman from Anderson County, 1906-10, vice presi- 
dent for S. C. in American Bar Assn. ; presidential elector, 
1904, delegate to National Democratic Convention, 1908; 
captain, Co. C, 1st S. C. Regiment, Spanish-American 
War, four years quartermaster general on Governor Hey- 
ward's staff, chairman of the advisory board of the State 
Fuel Administration during World War; now federal 
judge of the Western District of S. C. ; married Maude 
Wakefield, Anderson County, S. C., 1892 ; member of the 
S. C. branch of the American Bar Assn., State Bar Assn., 
American Historical Assn., Anderson Rotary Club, 
Knights Templar Masons, K. of P. Home, Anderson, S. C. 

Watson, Harry Legare, editor and publisher; born at 
Phoenix, S. C., July 11, 1876; son of J. Sale and C. Louisa 
Watson ; attended Furman University two sessions, go- 
ing to University of N. C., from which he was graduated 
with the degree of A. B. in 1899; editor Index-Journal, 
Greenwood, S. C., president of Index-Journal Co., presi- 
dent National Loan and Exchange Bank of Greenwood, 
director of the Citizens Trust Co., the Oregon Hotel Co., 
the Combahee-Chehaw Co., all of Greenwood; director 
Greenville Daily News Co. and Southeastern Life Insur- 
ance Co. of Greenville, S. C. ; chairman Board of Trus- 
tees, Greenwood city schools, trustee of Furman Univer- 
sity and of Greenwood Carnegie Public Library ; member 
of Greenwood County Highway Commission, director of 
Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Greenwood Hospital, 
and Greenwood Fair Assn., president S. C. P. A., 1911- 
12; delegate from Third Congressional District to Balti- 

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more National Democratic Convention in 1912, also to 
San Francisco Convention in 1919; president Furman 
University Alumni Assn., 1915; member State Board of 
Chanties and Corrections, 1918; deacon of South Main 
Street Baptist Church; married Ella Dargan, Phoenix, 
S. C., June 27, 1900; member of Masonic Club, R. A. 
Chapter and commandery, Shriners. Home, Greenwood, 
S. C. 

Watson, Joseph Jenkins, physician; born at Ridge 
Springs, S. C., in 1872 ; son of Stanmore and Sarah (Jen- 
kins) Watson; attended country schools at Windy Hill, 
S. C., Columbia, S. C., University of S. C. (two years) , S. 
C. Medical College ; M. D. degree from S. C. Medical Col- 
lege; prescription clerk for Dr. A. J. China, Sumter, 
S. C., four years, and for the Wannamaker Manufactur- 
ing Company, Orangeburg, S. C. ; started practice of med- 
icine in Columbia, S. C., University of S. C. Infirmary 
physician for number of years, member of Board of Medi- 
cal Examiners for S. C. twelve years, president Medical 
Society of Columbia one term; in 1908 went to Italy to 
study pellagra and as a result was called before Academy 
of Medicine of New York to read paper on results of 
study of that disease; married Elberta China, Sumter, 

5. C., 1897. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Watson, Robert Briggs, planter, fruit grower; born 
near Easley, S. C., May 19, 1836 ; son of Elijah and Jane 
Elizabeth (Briggs) Wason; attended Edgefield Academy 
(taught by Thomas Johnson), Furman University; A. B. 
degree from Furman University, 1856; Senator from 
Edgefield County, member of Constitutional Convention 
of 1895 from Edgefield County, member of Executive 
Committee of State Law Assn., trustee of Furman Uni- 
versity and Connie Maxwell Orphanage, supt. of Sunday 
School for fifty years and deacon in church for sixty 
years ; married Lucy Mclver, Society Hill, S. C., February 

6, 1861. Home, Ridge Spring, S. C. 

Watts, Richard Cannon, judge; born Laurens, S. C., 
March 15, 1853; son of John and Elizabeth C. (Cannon) 
Watts. Educated at Univ. of Virginia, 1871-2. Read law 
with Col. B. W. Ball; admitted to practice at Laurens, 
S. C., 1873, before 21 years old, by special act of legis- 
lature; partner Hon. Y. J. Pope of Newberry, S .C., 
1874-80 ; B. W. Ball, 1880-92 ; member S. C. House of Rep- 
resentatives, 1890-94; judge 4th Judicial District, S. C., 
1894-1912; associate! justice Supreme Court of S. C., 
since Jan. 10, 1912. Aid-de-camp on staff Governor 

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Hampton, 1877-79 ; chief of staff to Gov. W. D. Simpson, 
1879-80. Mason. Club: South Carolina (ex-president). 
Married Alline Cash, Chesterfield, S. C., Nov. 3, 1881, 
who died 1890 ; married Lottie H. Mclver, April 16, 1896. 
Episcopalian. Home, Cheraw, S. C. 

Wauchope, George Armstrong, university professor; 
born Natural Bridge, Va., May 26, 1862; son of Joseph 
W. and Jane (Armstrong) Wauchope. A. B. Wash- 
ington and Lee Univ., 1884, A. M., 1886, Ph. D., 1889; 
student in English, Harvard, 1898; in Germany, Berlin, 
1889; traveled and studied in England, summer, 1908. 
Asst. professor of English, Univ. of Mo., 1891-5; pro- 
fessor of English State Univ. of Iowa, 1895-7 ; head of 
English Department Univ. of S. C.. 1898 ; supply pro- 
fessor English literature, Univ. of Va. summer school, 
1910-17, 19, Peabody College, 1918. Fellow Washing- 
ton and Lee ; Poe centenary medalist, Univ. of Va., 
1909. Member Drama League of America, Phi Beta 
Kappa, Modern Language Assn. of America. Married 
Elizabeth Bostedo, of Chicago, Aug. 8, 1899. Author, 
From Generation to Generation, 1905; The Writers of 
S. C., 1910; Theories About Shakespeare, 1910; Henry 
Timrod. Poet and Man, 1912; Nineteenth Century Lit- 
erature ; The Spectre Ship ; The Masque of the Woods. 
Editor: DeQuincey's Revolt of the Tartars, 1897; De- 
Quincey's Confessions of an Opium Eater, 1898; George 
Eliot's Silas Marner, 1898; Essays of Charles Lamb, 
1902; Longfellow's Courtship of Miles Standish and 
other poems, 1902; Lamb's Essays of Elia, 1903; Spen- 
ser's Faerie Queen, Book I, 1903; assistant editor: The 
Critic, Baltimore Sun, Library of Southern Literature. 
Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Way, William, clergyman; born Asheville, N. C., 
Dec. 18, 1876; son of Charles Burr and Martha Julia 
(Howell) Way. Educated Asheville High School and 
Ravenscroft High School, Asheville, N. C.; General 
Theological Seminary, 1901 ; Harvard Summer School 
of Theology, 1907-09-10; Deacon, 1901; priest, 1901, 
Episcopal Church; assistant Grace Church, New York, 
1901-02; rector Grace Church, Charleston, S. C., May 
1, 1902 ; preacher Clemson College, 1907-09, Uni- 
versity, 1913, Converse College, 1914; special Lenton 
preacher, Pittsburgh, Pa., Richmond, Va., Knoxville, 
Tenn., Savannah, Ga., and Louisville, Ky. ; dean 
Charleston Clericus, 1907; trustee S. C. Diocese ; deputy 
to General Conference. President N. E. Society, 

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Charleston, S. C., Mason (32, K. T., Shriner). Married 
Marie Wagener of Charleston, S. C., January 12, 1904. 
Home, Grace Church Rectory, Charleston, S. C. 

Wayne, Arthur Trezevant, ornithologist; born at 
Blackville, S. C., January 1, 1863; son of Daniel G. and 
Harriett Julia L. (Ward) Wayne. Graduated from 
Charleston High School, 1880; engaged in ornithologi- 
cal researches since 1878 ; rediscovered in S. C., Swain- 
son's Warbler, 1901 (nest and eggs taken 1906), and 
Wayne's Warbler; added tropical species to S. C. 
fauna; represented in ornithological nomenclature by 
Wayne's Clapper Rail, Honorary curator division of 
birds, Charleston Museum. Married Maria L. Porcher, 
of Mt. Pleasant, S. C., June 6, 1889. Member Ameri- 
can Ornithologists' Union, National Geographic Socie- 
ty; life member S. C. Audubon Society. Author: Birds 
of S. C., 1910. Contributor of 190 technical papers on 
birds in scientific journals. Member Huguenot Society 
of S. C. Address, Mount Pleasant, S. C. 

Welch, Robert Holland, lawyer; born at Pomaria, 
S. C., May 14, 1874; son of James and Mary (Suber) 
Welch; attended country schools at Pomaria and Spring 
Hill, one year in Houston (Texas) High School, New- 
berry College, Clemson College ; read law under George 
Johnstone, Newberry, S. C., took summer courses in 
law at University of Va., admitted to the bar January, 
1897; practiced law in Newberry and in Columbia, as 
a member of the firm of Abney & Thomson, later dis- 
solved partnership with that firm, forming partnership 
with G. Duncan Bellinger, later a member of the firm 
of Welch, Nettles & Tobias, after which engaged in 
practice of law alone ; legal adviser and general coun- 
sel for the citizens in organizing the new counties of 
Calhoun, Dillon, Jasper, McCormick and Allendale; 
appointed registrar and general counsel for the Fed- 
eral Land Bank for the Third District; member of S. C. 
House of Representatives in 1912-14, served on special 
committee to reduce cotton acreage; married Mabel 
Day, Florence, S. C., 1897 (died in 1908), 2nd, Nettie 
Heath, Girard, Ga., 1910; member of Masons, K. of P., 
Red Men, Junior Order. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

West, William Benjamin, secretary of the S. C. Cot- 
ton Seed Crushers' Assn.; born in Greenville County, 
S. C., July 10, 1870; son of Dr. B. P. and Mary A. (Don- 
aldson) West; educated in public schools and at Fur- 

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man University; for six years was connected with 
schools at Belton and three years at Albany, Ala.; 
became connected with auditor's office of S. C. in 1907; 
for two years was with fertilizer department of Clem- 
son College; in 1913 became first assistant secretary of 
the S. C. Cotton Seed Crushers 'Assn. and since 1917 
secretary; during World War was chairman of city fuel 
administration of Columbia; Baptist; married Mattie 
E. McKinney, Dec. 26, 1894. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Westervelt, John Irving, manufacturer; born at 
Pinopolis, in 1862; son of Harmon and Emily (Gaillard) 
Westervelt; educated at Holy Communion Church Insti- 
tute (now Porter Military Academy), Charleston; 
worked in office of Arthur Barnwell, cotton exporter, 
for a number of years ; next was employed in Charleston 
Cotton Mills in which Mr. Barnwell was largely inter- 
ested ; after three years went to Pelham Mills, Greenville 
County, of which Mr. Barnwell was president and treas- 
urer ; after eight years with the Pelham Mills he devoted 
his energies to the building of cotton mills and the manu- 
facture of cotton goods at Greenville, S. C. ; chartered in 
1899 and completed in 1900 the Brandon Mill and con- 
tinued at its head for several years; built Judson Mill, 
Carolina (Poinsett) Mill; president for number of years 
Southeastern Life Insurance Co., Greenville, S. C. Re- 
tired from cotton mill business, 1914. Married Melville 
Cain, Pinopolis, S. C. Address, Greenville, S. C. 

Westmoreland, James R., manufacturer; born in 
Laurens County, 1876; son of John A. and Margaret 
(Rush) Westmoreland; graduate of the Citadel, 1900; 
for a time connected with the Central National Bank of 
Spartanburg, S. C., later organized and was connected 
with a bank at Woodruff, S. C. ; at present local manager 
of the Pacolet Mfg. Co., Spartanburg, S. C. ; a member of 
the Committee of the Citadel Alumni Assn. in charge of 
the raising of the Greater Citadel fund ; is also a member 
of its Executive Committee; married Eugenia Childs, 
Columbia, S. C. Address, Spartanburg, S. C. 

Weston, Francis Hopkins, lawyer; born near East- 
over, S. C., Oct. 10, 1866; son of William and Caroline 
Elizabeth (Woodward) Weston. A. B., LL. B., S. C. 
College, Columbia, 1888. Admitted to bar, 1888, and 
practiced in Columbia ; member firm Weston and Aycock ; 
director and solicitor Palmetto National Bank; member 
S. C. House of Representatives, 1892-1906 ; Senate, 1906- 
14 (resigned) ; U. S. attorney District of S. C., by ap- 

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pointment of Pres. Wilson, since Feb. 18, 1914. Married 
Amy Adams Schoollred, Eastover, S. C., April 15, 1896; 
Judge Advocate S. C. N. G. Trustee Univ. of S. C., 
1892-98. Member American and S. C. Bar Assns., S. C. 
Historical Society (vice president). Member Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon. Episcopalian. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Whaley, Francis Marion, insurance business; born 
at New York, April 29, 1888; son of William and 
Louisine Waldron (McCready) Whaley; attended McKin- 
ney's school, Charleston, S. C., Charleston High School, 
Brown and Nichols Preparatory School, Cambridge, 
Mass., Princeton University, graduate of; Litt. B. degree 
from Princeton in 1909 ; after graduation from Princeton 
returned to Charleston and studied law for several years ; 
entered insurance business in home office of Southern In- 
surance Co.; elected to S. C. House of Representatives 
in 1916, again in 1920; entered U. S. Naval Reserve, 
commissioned as ensign, October 11, 1917; inactive duty, 
April 1, 1919; married Gabriella Manigault Grimball, 
Charleston, S. C., July 6, 1909 ; member of Colonial Club, 
Princeton, B. P. 0. E., K. of P., Union Club, New York, 
Princeton Club, New York, Nassau Club, Princeton, Caro- 
lina Yacht Club. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Whaley, James Swinton, planter; born on Little 
Edisto Island, in 1861 ; son of Ephraim M. Whaley ; edu- 
cated in Porter Military Academy, Charleston, and the 
Univ. of Tenn. ; after finishing college, worked on planta- 
tion for his father, in the meantime buying property, as- 
suming its management after working on father's planta- 
tion three years ; on death of his father, came into control 
of the old homestead and continued as a planter ; besides 
being a planter, he is interested in the mercantile and stock 
raising industries and operates in cotton as a factor; 
member of the S. C. Board of Equalization, Chamber of 
Commerce, Agricultural Society of S. C., Agricultural 
and Mechanical Society of S. C.; was chairman of Reilef 
Committee, 1893, and delegate to Waterways Congress at 
New Orleans, La. ; member of trustees of his school dis- 
trict ; member of board of trustees of Univ. of the South ; 
married Sarah Anna Seabrook, Dec. 6, 1882 (died, 1915) ; 
married second, Annie H. Dyer of New Orleans, July 29, 
1920. Address, Little Edisto Island, S. C. 

Whaley, Marcellus Seabrook, lawyer, judge; born at 
Charleston, S. C., October 10, 1885 ; son of James Swin- 
ton and Sarah Annie (Seabrook) Whaley; attended 
Charleston High School, University of the South, Se- 

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wanee, Term., graduate of with degree of A. B., 1907; 
University of S. C. (law school), graduate of with degree 
of LL. B., 1909; began practice of law in the firm of 
Barron, Moore & Barron, Columbia, S. C., 1909; in 1914 
formed partnership of Whaley & Busby, which existed 
until he was elected to the bench of the Richland Court, 
April, 1917, being re-elected to that position for the full 
four-year term beginning April, 1919 ; chosen first inten- 
dent, town of Arden (near Columbia), 1913; served as 
rural police commissioner for Richland County, 1915-17; 
elected president of the Columbia Art Assn., 1918 ; mar- 
ried Edna Lyman Reed, New Orleans, La., December 17, 
1908; member of S. A. E. fraternity. Home, Columbia, 
S. C. 

Whaley, Richard Smith, congressman ; born Charles- 
ton, S. C., July 15, 1874; son of William B. and Helen 
(Smith) Whaley; educated at Episcopal High School, 
Alexandria, Va. ; LL. B., Univ. of Va., 1897; admitted to 
S. C. bar, 1897 ; elected a member of General Assembly of 
S. C., 1900, and re-elected five successive times, serving as 
Speaker of House two terms ; presiding officer Democratic 
State Convention, 1910 ; delegate Democratic National 
Convention, Baltimore, 1912 ; elected member 63rd Con- 
gress (1913-15) 1st S. C. District to fill vacancy of Hon. 
George S. Legare, deceased; re-elected to 64th to 66th 
Congresses, 1915-21. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Whaling, Thornton, clergyman ; born Radford, Ala., 
June 5, 1858 ; son of Alexander Lewis and Agatha Lewis 
(Williams) Whaling; educated Davidson (N. C.) College, 
1872-74 ; A. B., Roanoke College, Va., 1879 ; Union Theol. 
Seminary, N. Y., 1879-81 ; Columbia Theol. Seminary ( S.C.) , 
1882-83 ; D. D. Austin College, 1895, Roanoke, Va., 1897 ; 
LL.D., Southwestern Presbyterian Univ., 1911. Ordained 
Presbyterian ministry, Nov. 20, 1883 ; pastor, Cheraw, 
S. C., 1883-90; Birmingham, Ala., 1890-92; professor 
philosophy and economics, Southwestern Presbyt. Univ., 
1892-6; pastor, Lexington, Va., 1896-1905, First Church, 
Dallas, Texas, 1905-11 ; president and professor didactic 
and polemic theology, Columbia (S. C.) Theol. Seminary 
since July 1, 1911; associate editor Central Presbyterian, 
1890-1898; review editor Magazine of Christian Litera- 
ture, 1890-93; president board of director, Union Theol. 
Seminary (Va.), 1903-5; director Austin (Tex.) Theol. 
Seminary, 1906 ; trustee, executive committee, David- 
son College, N. C., 1913, Seashore Divinity School, 1919; 
trustee Presbyterian College of Alabama, 1916 . Mar- 
ried Lucy Muller, Columbia, S. C., Dec. 20, 1883. Author: 

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The Church and Education; Jesus and Christian Doc- 
trine ; Questions in Theology. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Wharton, John Henry, planter; born in Laurens Dis- 
trict (now Laurens County), Oct. 8, 1847; son of Wil- 
liam Nelson and Leanne (Fuller) Wharton; served in the 
latter part of the War Between the States and after the 
war became a farmer; was a merchant for a while at 
Waterloo; was county commissioner four years, clerk of 
court two years; a member S. C. House of Representa- 
tives ten years ; was State Senator from Laurens County, 
1908-12 and 1916-20 ; was a State railroad commissioner 
six years, 1900-1906; a member of the Constitutional 
Convention of 1895; but with all his life as public officer 
he has ever been interested in farming and still continues 
to be a farmer ; member Odd Fellows, K. of P., W. 0. W. 
Married Laura Harris, of Laurens County, in 1869. Ad- 
dress, Laurens, S. C. 

White, Garner Brown, dentist, banker; born near 
Chester, S. C., in 1854; son of Matthew White; educated 
at Erskine College; graduated from Baltimore Dental 
School in 1875 ; since graduation has been in practice of 
dentistry at Chester; chief organizer in 1892 and for 
twenty-seven years president of Spratt Building and 
Loan Assn. at Chester; president People's National Bank 
of Chester ; member board of visitors of the Colored Nor- 
mal, Industrial, Agricultural and Mechanical College at 
Orangeburg; is an authority on Chester County history 
and, being interested in all history, has written several 
historical papers. Presbyterian. Married Carrie Torbit 
Henry, of Chester County (died, 1915). Address, Ches- 
ter, S. C. 

White, Henry Alexander, historian, educator; born 
in Va., April 15, 1861; son of William Orr and Mary 
McClure (Irwin) White; A. M., Washington and Lee 
University, 1885 ; Ph. D., 1887 ; studied at Princeton Uni- 
versity and graduated from Princeton Theological Semi- 
nary, 1889 ; D. D., Central Univ. of Ky., 1891 ; LL. D., 
Davidson College, N. C., 1909. Ordained Presbyterian 
ministry, 1889 ; professor history, Washington and Lee 
Univ., 1889-1902; professor Greek, Columbia (S. C.) 
Theological Seminary since 1902. Honorary member of 
Va. Alpha Chapter Phi Beta Kappa; member executive 
committee, Scotch-Irish Society of America ; member Vic- 
toria Institute, London, 1895. Married Fanny Bevery, 
Richmond, Va., July 18, 1889. Author: Pentateuch in 
the Light of Ancient Monuments, 1894; Robert E. Lee 

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and the Southern Confederacy, 1897; Grammar School 
History of the United States, 1904 ; The Making of S. C., 
1906; Beginners' History of the United States, 1906; 
Life of Stonewall Jackson, 1907; Southern Presbyterian 
Leaders, 1911 ; articles in The South in the Building of 
the Nation, and the biography of John C. Calhoun, in the 
Literature of the South, etc. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

White, John Ellington, Baptist minister; born at 
Clayton, N. C., December 19, 1868; son of James Mc- 
Daniel and Martha (Ellington) White; attended Wake 
Forest College, N. C., graduate of with degree of A. B., 
1890; also D. D. degree from that college in 1905; 
ordained a Baptist minister, 1892, pastor at Edenton, 
N. C., 1893-95, secretary of N. C. for the State Baptist 
Convention, 1896-1901, pastor of Second Baptist 
Church, Atlanta, Ga., 1901-16, at present pastor of 
First Baptist Church, Anderson, S. C., president of 
Anderson College for Women, while in Atlanta, head 
of Law and Order Committee of Atlanta Ministry 
Assn., was first vice president of Southern Sociological 
Congress, has served as trustee of Wake Forest Col- 
lege, N. C., Meredith College, N. C., Mercer University, 
Ga., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louis- 
ville, Ky., university preacher of University of Chicago, 
1914-16, president of Georgia Baptist Board of Educa- 
tion, served on Boards of Control for Georgia Baptist 
Orphans Home,, Home Missionary Board, Georgia 
State Sanitarium, Southern Baptist Convention; author 
of "Silent Southerners," "My Old Confederates," Pro- 
hibition, "The New Task of Opportunity of the South," 
joint author of "The Man That Rum Made," "Southern 
Highlanders." Married Effie I. Guess, Gary, N. C., 
October 12, 1892; member of Kappa Alpha Frater- 
nity. Address, Anderson College, Anderson, S. C. 

Wideman, James Warren, attorney; born at Due 
West, S. C., September 30, 1887; son of J. W. and 
Emme L. Wideman; attended Erskine College, 1904-08, 
University .of S. C., 1909-11; LL. B. degree from Uni- 
versity of S. C. ; elected State Senator from Clarendon 
County in 1918 for a term of four years; County attor- 
ney, 1919-20, S. C. Democratic Executive Committee, 
1920; married Louise Brockinton, June 11, 1914; mem- 
ber of Masons, W. 0. W. Home, Manning, S. C. 

Wilber, Walter B., lawyer; born at Charleston, S. C., 
in 1883 ; sonof Thomas S. and Mary Ella (Sumner) Wil- 
bur; attended Charleston High School, College of 

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Charleston, graduate of with degree of A. B., 1904, 
Harvard University Law School, graduate of with de- 
gree of LL.B.; at present a member of the law firm of 
Miller, Huger, Wilbur & Miller; president of the Juvi- 
nile Protective League of S. C., a member of the Juve- 
nile Welfare Commission at Charleston, president of 
the S. C. State Conference of Social Work, president of 
the Social Workers' Club of Charleston, chairman of 
the State Child Welfare Commission, president of the 
Associated Charities of Charleston; married Ruth Pear- 
son, Batesburg, S. C.; member of Phi Kappa Sigma 
Fraternity, a past master of Union Kilwinning Lodge 
No. 4, Accepted Free Masons, K. of P., Citadel Square 
Baptist Church. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Willcox, Philip Alston, lawyer; born December 4, 
1866; son of John and Sarah V. Willcox; graduate 
University of S. C., with degree of A. B.; trustee Uni- 
versity of S. C., president of S. C. Bar Assn., 1920; 
member of General Council, American Bar Assn., gen- 
eral solicitor, Atlantic Coast Line R. R. Co.; married 
Marie Bacot Brunson, Florence, S. C., December 29, 
1903. Home, Florence, S. C. 

Williams, Benjamin S., lawyer, planter, public offi- 
cial; born at Savannah, Ga., June 25, 1843; son of Gil- 
bert W. M. and Esther Williams; auditor of Hampton 
County, 1876-80, served as sheriff of Hampton County, 
member of South Carolina House of Representatives from 
1880-90; served in Confederate Army as private, cor- 
poral, sergeant, and first lieutenant in the Twenty- 
fifth Georgia Infantry, also as adjutant of the Forty- 
Seventh Georgia Infantry ; married Josephine Richard- 
son, November 7, 1867; now commandant of the Con- 
federate Soldiers' Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Williams, Charles Frederick, physician; born York 
County in 1875; son of LeRoy and Clementine Virginia 
(Wallace) Williams; educated in Banks High School; 
M. D., Univ. of Maryland, 1899 ; began practice in York- 
ville and was there two years; entered U. S. Army as a 
surgeon after leaving Yorkville and saw service for three 
years on duty at several posts in foreign countries; re- 
turned to South Carolina and began practice at Columbia 
in 1903 ; elected secretary of the State Board of Health 
in 1907; served as State health officer until 1911; since 
1915 has been superintendent of the State Hospital for 
the Insane; member County, State, Southern, and Amer- 
ican Medical Assns.; American Psychological Assn. and 

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National Tubercular Assn. Mason, member Rotary 
Club of Columbia. Married May Wilson, Manning, S. C., 
Dec. 8, 1903. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Williams, David Reece, lawyer; born at Lancaster, 
S. C., in 1878; son of D. A. and Sarah (Clyburn) Wil- 
liams; A. B., Univ. of S. C., 1898; has built up a large 
clientele; State Senator from Lancaster County, 1914- 
1918 ; trustee of Lancaster graded schools for eight years. 
Married Rosa Bailey of Clinton, S. C. Address, Lancas- 
ter, S. C. 

Williams, G. Croft, clergyman; born at Aiken, S. C., 
December 16, 1876; son of William White and Martha 
Russell Williams ; attended Aiken Institute, University of 
the South, Sewanee, Tenn., Virginia Theological Semi- 
nary; secretary State Board of Charities and Correc- 
tions; secretary State Board of Public Welfare; married 
Margaret Elizabeth Porter, Blacksburg, S. C., February 
11, 1903; member of Masons. Address, 1520 Blanding 
street, Columbia, S. C. 

Williams, George Walton, banker, philanthropist; 
born at Charleston, S. C., 1860; attended the schools of 
Dr. Bruns and Professor Sachtleben, Adams Academy, 
Quincy, Mass., Harvard University, University of Bonn, 
Germany; for a time connected with the management of 
the Charleston Iron works, then became a partner in the 
cotton and fertilizer firm of Robertson, Taylor & Wil- 
liams, later successively cashier, vice president and presi- 
dent of the Carolina Savings Bank; is chairman of the 
Board of Commissioners of the Charleston Orphan House, 
chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Epworth Or- 
phanage, Columbia, S. C., has served for many years as a 
trustee of the William Enston Home; for twelve years 
an alderman of the city of Charleston ; married Margaret 
Adger, Charleston, S. C. ; member of Charleston Club, 
Carolina Yacht Club, Charleston County Club. Home, 
Charleston, S. C. 

Williams, George Washington, naval officer ; born at 
Yorkville, S. C., July 30, 1869; attended U. S. Naval 
Academy, graduate of, 1890; promoted ensign July 1, 
1892, lieutenant junior grade, March 3, 1899, lieutenant, 
March 29, 1899, lieutenant commander, July 1, 1905, com- 
mander, March 4, 1911, captain, August 29, 1916; served 
on Columbia and Yankee, Spanish-American War, 1898, 
navigator on Wisconsin, 1905-06, on Oregon, 1906, served 
on Bureau of Ordnance, Navy Department, 1906-08, ord- 
nance officer, Montana, 1908-09, commander of Atlantic 

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Torpedo Fleet, 1910-11, in charge of Naval Torpedo Sta- 
tion, Newport, R. L, 1911-14, commander of Cleveland, 
1914-15, Oregon, 1916-17, appointed commander, Pueblo, 
April 29, 1917. Home, Yorkville, S. C. 

Williams, John Frederick, lawyer; born at Aiken 
County, S. C., February 26, 1884 ; son of W. S. and Mary 
(Williamson) Williams; attended the Smythe Academy 
near Salley, S. C., South Carolina College, graduate of 
in law, 1905, while there largely responsible for organiz- 
ing the criminal moot court of the law school ; is at pres- 
ent in individual practice ; member of the S. C. House of 
Representatives, 1908-12, member of the S. C. Senate, 
1912-20; re-elected in 1920 for another term of four 
years ; while in the Senate chairman of the Committee on 
Education, ex-officio trustee of Winthrop College and the 
University of S. C., a member of the judiciary and other 
committees ; in May, 1920, attended the National Confer- 
ence on Education, Washington, D. C.; married Etta 
Turner, Graniteville, S. C., 1908; member of Baptist 
church. Home, Aiken, S. C. 

Williamson, Bright, banker; born near Darlington, 
S. C., March 3, 1861; son of Benjamin Franklin and 
Martha (Mclver) Williamson; educated at Sandy Ridge 
Academy; King's Mountain Military School; Univ. of 
Virginia; Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. 
Y. ; became cashier of Bank of Darlington in 1889 ; since 
1890 has been president of that institution; also inter- 
ested in Darlington Phosphate Co., Darlington Oil Mills, 
Darlington Brick Co. and other business enterprises; 
chairman registration and exemption boards, Liberty 
Loan campaigns of Darlington County during World 
War; member State Council of Defense. Address, Dar- 
lington, S. C. 

Willis, Archie Decatur, oil man; born at Asheville, 
N. C., November 22, 1891 ; son of Elbridge Brackingridge 
and Jerusha Caldonna Willis; attended Asheville graded 
schools, Columbia High School, Christ Episcopal Prepara- 
tory School, Arden, N. C., University of S. C. ; manager 
of Standard Oil Co., Charleston, S. C. ; served four years 
in United States Army; married Blossie Adelle Kreps, 
Columbia, S. C., August 20, 1912 (died) ; member of Odd 
Fellows Club, Charlotte, N. C., Southern Manufacturers 
Club, Charlotte, N. C., Ridgeland Country Club, Char- 
lotte, N. C., Carolina Yacht Club, Charleston Club. Home, 
1 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, S. C. 

Willson, John Owens, college president; born in 
Charleston County, S. C., Jan. 27, 1845; son of Dr. John 

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and Sarah E. Willson ; educated at the Citadel (S. C. Mili- 
tary Academy) Charleston, S. C. ; private Co .F, 6th S. C. 
Cavalry and member Co. I, 3rd S. C. Cav. regiment, C. S. 
A., 1861-5 ; practiced law, 1867-73 ; ordanied minister M. 
E. Church, South, 1873 ; served in various pastorates until 
1894; editor Southern Christian Advocate, 1894-1902; 
married Mary 0. Richardson of Marion County, S. C., 
April 27, 1871 (died Jan. 19, 1873) ; married 2nd time, 
Kathleen Lander of Williamston, S. C., Aug. 27, 1896. 
President Lander College since Sept., 1904. Delegate to 
eight general conferences of M. E. Church, S., and Ecum- 
enical Conference of same, 1901, 11. Address, Green- 
wood, S. C. 

Wilson, Charles Coker, architect; born at Hartsville, 
S. C., November 20, 1864; son of Furman E. and Jane 
(Lide) Wilson; attended country schools at Society Hill, 
Hartsville, and other country schools, University of S. C., 
graduate of, 1886, with degree of A. B., took post-grad- 
uate work at U. of S. C., finishing in 1888 with degree of 
C. E., took second post-graduate course in 1900 gaining 
degree of A. M., had special course in architecture at 
Atetier Duray, Paris, France, 1890-1900; city engineer, 
Columbia, S. C., 1896-99, chairman Street Commission, 
1907-08, chairman State Board of Architectural Exam- 
iners, first assistant in location of construction of Colum- 
bia, Newberry & Laurens railroad in 1886-89; engaged 
in railroad construction work for Seaboard and Southern 
railroads for several years ; commenced practice of archi- 
tecture, Roanoke, Va., in 1890, remaining there until 
1895, returning to Columbia, S. C., and opening own of- 
fice ; designer of plans for many of the largest buildings 
in several States, opened branch office at Gastonia, N. C., 
in spring of 1919 ; married Addie McKenzie Selby, Colum- 
bia, S. C., December 23, 1889 ; fellow of American Insti- 
tute of Architects, past president of South Carolina chap- 
ter thereof, member American Society of Civil Engineers, 
Cosmos Club, deacon and treasurer of First Presby- 
terian Church, Columbia, S. C. Home, Columbia, S. C. 

Wilson, John S., judge; born at Indiantown, October 
21, 1856; son of Samuel I. and Mary J. (Snowden) Wil- 
son; educated in Indiantown Academy, in the schools of 
Manning and in other academies ; studied law privately ; 
admitted to the bar in 1880 ; formed partnership with Col. 
B. Pressley Barron at Manning; served as trial justice 
at Manning for several years, resigning in 1888 to enter 
private practice; served as solicitor of the 3rd circuit; 

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elected judge of the 3rd Judicial Circuit, Jan. 23, 1907; 
married Elizabeth Ingram. Address, Manning, S. C. 

Wilson, Robert Jr., physician; born Stateburg, S. C., 
Aug. 23, 1867; son of Robert and Nanna (Shand) Wil- 
son ; educated College of Charleston, 1883-6 ; A. B., S. C. 
College, Columbia, S. C., 1887 ; M. D., S. C. Medical Col- 
lege, Charleston, S. C., 1892 ; LL. D., University of S. C., 
1918. Instructor in bacteriology, 1889-1900, adjunct pro- 
fessor, 1901-3, professor medicine since 1904, dean since 
1908, Medical College of S. C. ; chairman S. C. Board of 
Health since 1907; member A. M. A., Southern Medical 
Assn. (president, 1904-5) ; A. A. A. S.; National Assn. 
Study and Prevention Tuberculosis; American Academy 
of Medicine; American Climatological and Clinical Assn. 
Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Married Harriet Chis- 
olm Cain, Pinopolis, S. C., Nov. 27, 1895. Episcopalian. 
Home, 165 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, S. C. 

Wolfe, Samuel Marion, lawyer; born Charlotte, N. C., 
March 29, 1882; son of Samuel Columbus and Ida May 
(Mobley) Wolf; student Patrick Military Institute, An- 
derson, S. C., 1887-9, Furman Univ., 1903 ; A. B. degree 
Furman University, 1903; student law dept. Univ. of 
S. C., 1907-8; teacher and principal of high schools in 
S. C. three years ; began law practice at Anderson, S. C., 
1909 ; member S. C. Legislature, 1914-16 ; Atty.-Gen'l of 
S. C., 1919-21; member S. C. Bar Assn., K. P., Elks. 
Clubs: Ridgewood (Columbia), Rose Hill (Anderson). 
Home, Anderson, S. C. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

Wolfe, William C., lawyer; born at Orangeburg, 
February 2, 1871; son of Dr. William C. and Julia C. 
(Rumph) Wolfe; educated at Sheridan's Classical 
School and at Wofford College; studied law at 
home; elected to House of Representatives in 1892, 
where he drafted a resolution for a Constitutional 
Convention, and was active in securing the passage of 
the Public Cotton Weighers' Act; after admission to 
the bar, began practice at Orangeburg; attorney for 
and director of several banks and mercantile enter- 
prises; president of Planters Bank of Orangeburg; 
married Alma Sawyer in 1893. Address, Orangeburg, 
S. C. 

Woods, Charles Albert, judge; born Darlington, 
S. C., July 31, 1852; son of Samuel A. and Martha J. 
(DuBose) Woods; graduated Wofford College, 1872; 
admitted to bar, 1873; LL. D. Wofford College, 1903, 

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Univ. of S. C., 1910; justice Supreme Court of S. C., 
February 28, 1903-13; U. S. Circuit judge, Fourth Cir- 
cuit, since June 1, 1913 ; married Sally J. Wannamaker, 
of St. Matthews, S. C., December 16, 1884. Address, 
Marion, S. C. 

Woodside, John Thomas, cotton manufacturer; born 
at Woodville, S. C., May 9, 1864; son of John Lawrence 
and Ellen (Charles) Woodside; attended common 
schools in country; president and director Woodside 
Cotton Mills, vice president and director Easley Cotton 
Mills, director Woodside National Bank, Farmers and 
Merchants Bank, Citizens Bank of Taylors, Bank of 
Woodville, and Farmers Loan & Trust Co., Greenville, 
S. C.; member of First Presbyterian Church of Green- 
ville, S. C. Home, Greenville, S. C. 

Woodside, Robert I., banker; born at Woodville, 
S. C., March 30, 1873; son of John L. and Ellen 
(Charles) Woodside; attended public schools, Clem- 
son College, Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. ; president of Woodside National Bank, Farmers 
& Merchants Bank, Farmers Loan & Trust Co., Wood- 
side Securities Co., Citizens Bank, Taylors, S. C., Bank 
of Woodville, Home Building & Loan Association, past 
chairman of Agriculture Committee of S. C. Bankers' 
Assn., member of American Commission to Europe to 
study rural banking systems and cooperative market- 
ing systems throughout Europe ; served as alderman 
of City of Greenville, S. C.; at present vice president of 
the Greater Greenville Association of Greenville Cham- 
ber of Commerce, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, 
Young Men's Business League; second lieutenant in 
S. C. State Militia, 1902-03, during World War chair- 
man First Liberty Loan campaign; married Lula Bay- 
nard, Raton Rouge, La., April 23, 1902; member of 
Poinsett Club, Sans Souci Country Club, Kiwanis, 
Thirty-Nine Club. Home, Greenville, S. C. 

Woodward, Henry H., lawyer; born in Horry Coun- 
ty, S. C., June 3, 1874; son of William D. and Pauline 
Elizabeth Woodward; educated in common schools as 
a boy and graduated from law department of Univ. of 
S. C., July, 1898; following year became owner of the 
Horry Herald ; member of S. C. House of Representatives, 
1898-1902 ; built Hotel Grace, Conway, S. C., 1915, and a 
number of modern cottages and homes; married Grace 
Dusenburg, June 25, 1901. Affiliated with Masonic Order 

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and Woodmen of the World. Methodist. Address, Con- 
way, S. C. 

Workman, William Douglas, vice president and 
treasurer The Cyclone Starter and Truck Co.; born at 
Charleston, S. C., May 12, 1889; son of Charles E. and 
Rose Douglas Workman; attended Craft's graded 
school, Charleston, S. C., Charleston High School, The 
Citadel; B. S. degree from The Citadel; commandant 
Furman Fitting Sc'hool, Bailey Military Institute, supt. 
Chick Springs Military Academy, attorney-at-law, real 
estate broker, president Young Men's Business League, 
Greenville, S. C., 1920, director Woodside National 
Bank, Greenville, S. C.; member Gov. Cooper's staff, 
delegate Fourth Congressional District Democratic 
Convention, 1920; married Vivian Watkins, Greenville, 
S. C., September 16, 1913; during war entered army as 
private and rose to rank of major, commanded Co. A, 
118th Infantry and First Battalion, 118th Infantry, 
served as Brigade Adjutant 60th Infantry Brigade, 
graduate Army Staff College, Langois, France; mem- 
ber of Masonic Club, W. O. W. Home, Greenville, 
S. C. 

Wragg, Thomas Lowndes, banker; born at Thomas- 
ville, Ga., April 15, 1872; son of Thomas and Joseph 
L. (Cooper) Wragg; attended schools in Florida; for 
nine years a bookkeeper in St. Louis, Mo., spent three 
years in Charleston, S. C., the ancestral 1 home .of his 
father, for five years was in the general offices of the 
Southern Railway, Washington, D. C., became cashier 
of the Bank of Blackville, S. C., 1906, at present man- 
ager of the Western Carolina Bank, Blackville, S. C.; 
married Sevena Andrews, Orangeburg, S. C., 1905; 
member of W. O. W., Masons, Episcopal Church. Ad- 
dress, Blackville, S. C. 

Wright, Robert Charlton, editor, publisher; born at 
Guyton, Ga., January 1, 1873; son of William A. and 
Theodora (Patterson) Wright; attended Waycross 
(Ga.) public schools; editor and publisher of the Co- 
lumbia Record, being one of the most widely quoted 
paragraphers in the United States; during the World 
War treasurer of American Red Cross (Columbia 
branch) ; married Jennie Yarners, Peekville, Pa., 1892 ; 
member of American Newspaper Publishers' Assn., 
Southern Nepspaper Publishers' Assn., Associated 
Press Publishers' Assn. Address, Columbia, S. C. 

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Wright, Zaccheus Franklin, banker, business man ; 
born at Newberry, S. C., March 21, 1869; son of Rob- 
ert H. and Mary Frances (Bowers) Wright; graduate 
of Newberry College, 1888 ; became cashier of the Com- 
mercial Bank of Newberry, 1897, president of the New- 
berry Cotton Mill, 1905, elected president of the New- 
berry Chamber of Commerce, 1906; member of Meth- 
odist Church. Home, Newberry, S. C. 

Wyche, Cyril Granville, attorney; born at Prosper- 
ity, S. C., September 3, 1890; son of C. T. and Carrie 
(Sease) Wyche; attended Prosperity High School, Uni- 
versity of South Carolina, Georgetown University Law 
School; A. B. degree from University of S. C., 1911, 
LL. B. degree from Georgetown University, 1916; sec- 
retary to Senator B. R. Tillman, 1912-16, Assistant 
U. S. Attorney for Western District of S. C. from Sep- 
tember 1, 1916, to date; married Mary Wheeler, Pros- 
perity, S. C., June 16, 1914; member of Masons, Red 
Men, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Georgetown 
University. Home, Greenville, S. C. 

Wyche, Cyril Thomas, physician; born in Granville 
County, N. C., May 26, 1857 ; son of William Evans and 
Sallie (Reavis) Wyche; attended common schools of 
North Carolina, University of N. C., College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Md., graduate of, took 
special courses in New York Hospitals; came to South 
Carolina in 1882 ; served as first vice president of the 
S. C. Medical Assn., a delegate to the American Medi- 
cal Assn. at Chicago, led movement for the establish- 
ment of the State Health Department, chairman of the 
Prosperity Board of School Trustees for many years, 
ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees of the Uni- 
versity of S. C. and Winthrop College; mayor of Pros- 
perity, S. C., for several years; a member of the S. C. 
House of Representatives for fourteen years, while in 
the House, chairman of the committee on education, 
speaker pro tempore, author of the pure food law, ap- 
pointed by Governor McSweeney to represent South 
Carolina at the Pure Food Conference at Washington ; 
married Carrie Sease; member of Masons. Home, 
Prosperity, S. C. 

Wylie, Walter Gill, physician; born at Chester, 
Sept. 2, 1848; son of Alexander Pearson and Juliet 
Agnes (Gill) Wylie; graduated from Univ. of S. C. in 
1868; M. D., Bellevue Medical Colege, N. Y., in 1871; 

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studied abroad in 1872; began practice at New York; 
visiting gynecologist to Bellevue Hospital, 1882-1907; 
professor .of gynecologist New York Polyclinic School 
of Medicine, 1882-1902 ; besides being a physician and 
surgeon of widespread note, he is an engineer; his name 
is associated with the construction of the Anderson 
Water, Light and Power Co., Catawba Power Co. and 
numerous other hydro-electric power plants, etc. ; mar- 
ried Fanny Damon, Northampton, Mass., June 13, 1877. 
Address, New York City. 

Young, Arthur Rutledge, lawyer; born at Sewanee, 
Tenn., July 3, 1876 ; son of Henry Edward and Eliza- 
beth (Rutledge) Young; attended Gadsden School, 
Summerville, S. C., University School, Charleston, 
S. C., University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., B. A. 
degree; United States Commissioner, assistant United 
States District Attorney, member State Board of Edu- 
cation, member S. C. House of Representatives and 
S. C. Senate; married Nannie C. Conner, Charleston, 
S. C., December 19, 1907; member of A. T. O. frater- 
nity, B. P. 0. E., South Carolina Society, Charleston, 
A. A. Society. Home, Charleston, S. C. 

Young, Macbeth, lawyer; born at Laurens, Sept. 10, 
1863; son of John Laurens and Jane (Garlington) 
Young; educated in Union Academy and University of 
S. C., admitted to bar in 1886, and practiced for a few 
years in the West; returned to Union in 1896 and began 
a general practice; served in the Spanish- American 
War as sergeant of Co. E, First S. C. Volunteer Infan- 
try ; was mayor of Union six years, State Senator from 
Union County, 1910-1914; member State Democratic 
Executive Committee. Mason; married Mary Bates 
Craven, Batesville, Ark. Address, Union, S. C. 



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Woman's College of Due West 

Due West, South Carolina 

HISTORY. Sixty-one years of approved educational standing. The 
success and influence of its graduates and students, in the home, the 
school, the church and the state is best evidence of the efficiency and 
sincerity of its work. 

LOCATION AND ENVIRONMENT. Delightfully situated in the health- 
ful Piedmont section. Beautiful twelve-acre campus. Due West has been 
for three-quarters of a century an educational center, of unsurpassed 
spiritual atmosphere. 

BUILDINGS. Main Building contains library, recitation and lecture 
rooms, literary society halls, laboratories and dormitories. Carnegie 
Hall, erected in 1906, represents the best type of dormitory architecture; 
superior equipment and conveniences. Alumnae Memorial Hall, thoroughly 
modern and well equipped for departments of Music, Art and Expression. 
Auditorium seats 900. 

COURSES OF STUDY. Curriculum includes all subjects recognized by 
other good colleges. Degrees: A. B., A. M., B. Mus. Special courses to 
mature students indifferent to degree. In addition to regular academic 
departments, special courses are offered, leading to diplomas, in Music, 
Drawing and Painting and Domestic Science. 

DISTINCTIVE MERITS. Moral and physical welfare carefully guarded. 
Quality of work is emphasized, rather than number of students. College 
has the invaluable backing of a strong, alert, progressive board of trustees. 

SESSION OPENS THIRD WEDNESDAY IN SEPTEMBER 
For Illustrated Catalogue and Full Information, Address 

RICHARD LEE ROBINSON, President Due West, S. C. 



WOFFORD COLLEGE 

Spartanburg, S. C. 

A college of liberal arts with a long history of distinguished service. 
Excellent library, laboratory and athletic facilities. Unsurpassed health 
conditions. A college with high standards of character and scholarship. 

DR. HENRY NELSON SNYDER, President 



ERSKINE COLLEGE 

Due West, S. C. 

Offers a thorough literary and cultured course, embracing, among other 
branches of study, English, German, French, Latin, Mathematics, History, 
Bible, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Political Economy, Astronomy, 
Psychology. 

Good Literary Society, Athletic and Y. M. C. A. opportunities. 

Send for a Catalogue 

J. S. MOFFATT, President 
Due West, S. C. 

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NEWBERRY COLLEGE 

Founded 1856 
Newberry South Carolina 

Best advantages, umler Christian influences, at moderate co.st. 
Full literary courses leading to degrees of Bachelor of Science and 
Bachelor of Arts. 

Courses in Applied Science leading to appropriate degrees. 
Sub-Freshman class maintained for students unprepared for entrance. 

The faculty is composed of over fifteen specialists. Nine large buildings. 
Athletics and gymnasium. 

Address 

SIDNEY J. DERRICK, President 
Newberry, S. C. 



Greenville Woman's College 

Greenville South Carolina 

Chartered 1854 

Sixty-seven Tears' History as 
an Educational Institution. 

Strong four-year course leading to degree of Bachelor of Arts. Fine 
Arts Department, including Conservatory of Music of first rank. Ideal 
location for health in the Piedmont section of South Carolina. Terms rea- 
sonable for high grade college. 

For catalog and full information address 

DR. DAViD M. RAMSAY, President 
Greenville South Carolina 



THE 

Clemson Agricultural College 
of South Carolina 

. M. RIGGS, President 



Degree Courses 

1. AGRICULTURE (7 Majors) 

2. ARCHITECTURE 

3. CHEMISTRY 

4. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 

5. CIVIL ENGINEERING 

6. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 

7. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 

8. GENERAL SCIENCE 

9. INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION 
10. TEXTILE INDUSTRY 

Short Courses 
ONE YEAR AGRICULTURE TWO YEAR TEXTILE INDUSTRY 

For Information 

Address THE REGISTRAR Clemson College, S. C. 

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CONVERSE COLLEGE 

Spartanburg, South Carolina 

HISTORY. Founded in 1889 by D. E. Converse and other leading citi- 
zens of Spartanburg for the higher education of young women. Increased 
patronage every year, representing all the Southern and many Eastern 
and Western States. 

LOCATION. Situated in Spartanburg, S. C., one of the most thriving 
cities of the Piedmont belt, over 800 feet above the sea-level, 35 miles dis- 
tant from the Blue Ridge, with a mean annual temperature of 61 degrees; 
at the junction of five railroads. 

ADMINISTRATION. Not owned or controlled by Church, State or Pri- 
vate Corporation. Owes no debt and pays no dividends. All fees and in- 
terest on invested funds used for the benefit of the students. Managed by 
a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. 

CHARACTER. While non-denominational, not being allowed to choose 
majority of Faculty or Board from any one church, it is distinctively 
Christian in its instruction and teaching force. Students attend their own 
churches. The Bible is taught as a text-book, and a T. W. C. A. is in 
active operation. 

CURRICULA. Courses leading to degrees A.B., B.S., A.M., and B.Mus. 
One of six Southern women's colleges honored with membership in the 
Association of Colleges of the Southern States. 

GROUNDS. Contain 42 acres, including 12-acre campus in front, 8- 
acre farm in rear for supplying table, and a 22-acre oak grove. Nicely 
kept grounds for tennis, basket ball, and other athletic games. 

BUILDINGS. Six large and six smaller buildings, the larger buildings 
connected by covered ways, kept at the same temperature throughout, 
containing 107 students' rooms, heated by steam, lighted with electricity, 
well ventilated, with spacious halls and corridors extending entire length 
of every floor. Boarding students limited to 190. 

HEALTH AND FIRE PROTECTION. A physician residing in the Col- 
lege, exercising hygienic care over the students to prevent development 
of disease; admirable system of ventilation; best arranged toilet facilities; 
excellent drainage, both natural and artificial; kitchen and boiler house 
with automatic sprinklers; water pipes on every floor, with hose attached; 
and fire-escapes. For catalogues, address ROBERT P. PELL, President. 

College of Charleston 

Charleston - - - South Carolina 
Founded 1785 

A college of highest standards, rich in historic associations. An inten- 
tionally limited enrollment insures individual instruction. Four-year 
courses lead to the Bachelor's degree. The Pre-Medical course a special 
feature. Unsurpassed climate and fine sea air. 

FOR TERMS AND CATALOGUE ADDRESS 

HARRISON RANDOLPH, President 

Founded in 1845 

Limestone College for 

Gaffney South Carolina 

Offers to young ladies an opportunity of securing a liberal education 
under ideal conditions. 

Complete Literary, Scientific, Musical and Artistic Courses. Equipped 
with fine library, excellent laboratories and all the material accessories 
for study. 

Musical Department one of the finest in the South. School of Pedagogy 
universally commended by educators. 

For particulars write 

LEE DAVIS LODGE, A. M., Ph. D., President 
Limestone College for Women 

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University of South Carolina 

Pounded by the State in 1801 in the Capital City. 

The University is organized with the following divisions: 

I. SCHOOL, OP ARTS AND SCIENCE. 
II. SCHOOL OF EDUCATION. 

III. GRADUATE SCHOOL, with advanced courses leading to the de- 

gree of Master of Arts. 

IV. SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, leading to C. E. degree. 

V. SCHOOL OF LAW, with a course leading to the degree of LL. B. 
Three years course. 

VI. SCHOOL OF COMMERCE. 

W. S. CURRELL, President. 

Columbia, S. C. 



Chicora College for Women 

The Presbyterian College of South Carolina 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES 

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS 

COLUMBIA, S. C. 



S. C. BYRD, D. D., President 



COLUMBIA COLLEGE 

Columbia, S. C. 

One of the South's oldest Colleges for Women. Owned by the Metho- 
dists of South Carolina. Large faculty of well trained men and women. 
Standard Courses leading to A. B. arrd B. S. degrees. Conservatory of 
Music that has won wide recognition. Enlarged courses in Art, Domestic 
Science, Expression, Commercial Branches. 

Strong Department of Religious Education, affording Practical Courses 
irr Education, Sunday School Pedagogy, Church Music, Pageantry, Story 
Telling. 

Positive Christian influences. Vigorous Y. W. C. A. and other religious 
organizations. 

Half-Million-Dollar plant, designed for comfort, convenience and Health 
steam heat, electric lights, hot ami cold baths, running water in every 
room. 

Special attention to physical culture. Unsurpassed health record. Large 
campus, providing out-door games tennis, golf, basket ball, base ball, 
volley ball. 

Situated three miles from the city, in quiet surroundings, suited to 
health and study. 

Boarding students limited to three hundred. 



15. W. W. in S. C. 



J. CALDWELL GUILDS, President 
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Wirithrop College 



The South Carolina College for Women 



Rock Hill, S. C. 



Campus of 60 acres. Five large Dormitories, Library, 
Science Hall, Gymnasium, Administration Building, 
Students' Building and Infirmary most of which are con- 
nected by covered ways. 

In addition to above Practice Home, Training School 
and a large farm which supplies butter, milk, eggs, poul- 
try, vegetables, beef and pork for the College Dormitory. 

139 OFFICERS, TEACHERS and ASSISTANTS. 
1100 STUDENTS. 

Able Faculty in all Departments. Religious life care- 
fully guarded. Resident Physician, Trained Nurses and 
Trained Instructors along recreational lines to care for 
the health of the students. 

Normal, Literary, Scientific and Music Courses offered 
leading to degrees. 

Special courses offered in Stenography, Typewriting, 
Household Science, Dressmaking and Millinery. 

SCHOLARSHIPS. 

Each county is given- as many scholarships as it has 
members in the House of Representatives. A Scholarship 
is worth $100.00 and free tuition, and must be won by 
competitive examination. 

In addition to the regular State scholarships, a num- 
ber of dining room scholarships are given. These scholar- 
ships pay all expenses in return for work in the dining 
room and kitchen. 

For catalog and other information, address, 
D. B. JOHNSON, President. 
Rock Hill, S. C. 




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